Alexander of Apamea

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Alexander (Gr. Ἀλέξανδρος) was a bishop of Apamea in Syria in the 5th century. He was one of a number of moderate Eastern bishops during the Nestorian controversy, and one of the eight bishops deputed by the party of John of Antioch to the Emperor Theodosius II.[1] Alexander was sent with his namesake, Alexander of Hierapolis, by John of Antioch to the Council of Ephesus in 431.[2] The Alexanders brought word that John had not yet arrived in Ephesus and that the council should start without him.[3]

A letter by him is extant in Latin in the Nova Collectio Conciliorum of Étienne Baluze, p. 834. c. 132. fol, Paris, 1683.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Alexander (Early Bishops)". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  2. ^ Christie, Albany James (1867). "Alexander". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 112. 
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Robber Council of Ephesus". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.