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(Μεθόδιος; Methódios).

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[1] Bishop of Olympus, 3rd-4th cent. AD

Bishop of Olympus (late 3rd - early 4th cent. BC). Little about his life is known for certain. According to Jer. Vir. ill. 83 he was bishop of Olympus in Lycia, but Tyre, Patara, Myra and Philippi are also mentioned as his see. His martyrdom, also reported by Jerome, is equally disputed. M., w…

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Rist, Josef (Würzburg), Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale), Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum) and Duridanov, Ludmil (Freiburg), “Methodius”, 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 25 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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