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Diodore of Tarsus
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participated as bishop of Tarsus in the Council of Constantinople in 381 (Socr. Hist. eccl. V 8.18; Soz. Hist. eccl. VII 7.49; Thdt. Hist. eccl. V 8) and is named as a representative of the orthodoxy established there (Cod. Theod. XVI 1.3). There are no reports from Tarsus from later years or about his work. Diodore is known as a theologian from Antioch and apparently was a native. According to Julian of Eclanum (Ep. 90), he studied in Athens. The titles of his writings attest to his philosophical education, for example Contra Platon, On God and the Gods, On Nature and …

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Bergjan, Silke-Petra, “Diodore of Tarsus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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