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Eunapius
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(Εὐνάπιος; Eunápios). Greek sophist and historian from Sardeis (c. AD 347-414) [8. 2-4], who, apart from a comprehensive philosophical and rhetorical eduction by  Chrysanthius and  Prohaeresius also possessed excellent medical knowledge and the favour of  Oribasius. In his writings E. was a determined opponent of Christianity, to which, an adherent of  Julian [11] the Apostate (Fr. 1,95-101 Blockley), he opposed the concept of a restored Greek  paideía .

Of the ‘Histories’ (Ἱστορικὰ ὑπομνήματα/Historikà hypomnḗmata, 14 vol.) that he wrote at the sugge…

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Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich), “Eunapius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12221760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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