Monk from Alexandria who lived in around AD 400. Following on from Sextus Iulius Africanus and Eusebius , both of whose works he also revised, he wrote a history of the world, the influence of which is evident in George Syncellus , although there is disagreement as to its precise significance. P. was particularly interested in questions concerning the dating of events.
W. Adler, Time Immemorial, 1989, 72ff.
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Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover),
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, 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 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e906050>
First published online: 2006
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