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Apollinarius of Hierapolis, Claudius,
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bishop of Hierapolis in Phrygia (c. 175). Claudius Apollinarius or Apollinaris (Latin form; the preferred Greek form is “Apolinarios”; cf. Zahn) was a bishop in Phrygia during the reign of the emperor Marcus Aurelius (161–180, sole reign 169–176; cf. Eusebius Hist. eccl. IV 21 with IV 19; IV 26.1; idem, Chron. ad ann. Abr. 2187; idem, Chron. paschale ad Olymp. ann. 237, 1 = ann. Christ. 167; Photius Bibl., cod. 14). According to Theodoret, he was versed in scripture and also familiar with pagan learning (Haer. fab. III, 2). Photius praises his literary style (loc. cit.). No…

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Kinzig, Wolfram, “Apollinarius of Hierapolis, Claudius,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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