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Quadratus (Saint)
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(Kódratos), apologist. Eusebius (Hist. eccl. IV 3) identifies Quadratus as the author of a compilation of apostolic teachings dedicated to Hadrian and presented to him during a visit to Asia Minor (123/124 or 129; see Kienast) or Athens (124/125 or 128/129; Hist. eccl. IV 3.1; Jer. Chron. 2140), demonstrating the Christians’ piety in the face of the pagans’ calumnies and pogroms. To authenticate the antiquity of the document, which he calls an apology (Apologetics), Eusebius of Caesarea cites a passage in which Jesus is called “our sōtēr” because of his miracles. …

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Prostmeier, Ferdinand R., “Quadratus (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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