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The evidence from antiquity about Symmachus and Symmachians is found largely in the testimony of those who view them as opponents and as heretics. The challenge is not only to recover from this evidence what can be known of each tradition but also to explore any connections between these two. Symmachus is treated as a Jewish Christian translator and author by some church fathers. By contrast, other writ…

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Broadhead, Edwin Keith, “Symmachians”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2020

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