Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Get access

Memnon of Ephesus
(2,661 words)

Memnon was metropolitan bishop of Ephesus in the second quarter of the 5th century CE. He is known for his leading role during the Council of Ephesus in 431 CE (Ephesus, First Ecumenical Council) and his efforts to secure a successor of his choice. Both conflicts can be reconstructed from the accusations levied against him in the conciliar documentation of Ephesus (431 CE) and Chalcedon (451 CE) respectively. Th…

Cite this page
Frenkel, Luise Marion, “Memnon of Ephesus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

▲   Back to top   ▲