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Eutychius of Alexandria
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(Saʿīd ibn al-Biṭrīq; 877–940), initially a physician, he functioned as the Melkite patriarch of Alexandria from 933 to his death. Eutychius authored several medical, theological, and historical works in Arabic, of which several have been lost and others have not yet been edited. The most important of the preserved works is his chronocle of world history generally known under the name String of Pearls (Naẓm al-ğawhar). The original 10th-century Alexandrian version is only transmitted in a few manuscripts (Sinai. arab. 582). The text was supplement…

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Gerö, Stephen, “Eutychius of Alexandria”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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