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Miltiades, Greek apologist trained as a rhetor (Tert. Val. V 1; Eus. Hist. eccl. V 17.1). He probably came from Asia Minor (Jer. Vir. ill. 39) and wrote under Marcus Aurelius; none of his works survives. Besides a work against Valentinus (Tert. Val. V 1), there is evidence of a literary debate with Montanism against which he declared that “a prophet should not speak in ecstasy” (Eus. Hist. eccl. V 17.1). He also wrote a work in two books against the Hellenes and the Jews, and a defense of the Christian way of life (which he called a philosophia) addressed the secular powers (Eus. Hi…

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Greschat, Katharina, “Miltiades”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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