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Bishop of Rome 198(9)-217, founder of the coemeteria (modern San Callisto) under a piece of land he owned on the Via Appia. Z. was helplessly at the mercy of conflicts relating to Monarchianism in Rome, had a book written opposing the heretics and himself wrote a short Christological formula against the emerging Logos Christology (cited by Hippolytus [2]). He was buried in an overground memorial chapel (above the San Callisto catacombs).

Catacombs; Logos (I.G.)


E. Schwartz, Zwei Predigten Hippolyts, SBAW, philoso…

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Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich), “Zephyrinus”, 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 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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