Constantine and the Christians of Persia

@article{Barnes1985ConstantineAT,
  title={Constantine and the Christians of Persia},
  author={Timothy D. Barnes},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  year={1985},
  volume={75},
  pages={126 - 136}
}
  • T. Barnes
  • Published 1 November 1985
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
The twenty-three Demonstrations of Aphrahat are not likely to be familiar to most students of Roman history or of Constantine. Aphrahat was head of the monastery of Mar Mattai, near modern Mosul, with the rank of bishop and, apparently, the episcopal name Jacob: as a consequence, he was soon confused with the better known Jacob of Nisibis, and independent knowledge of his life and career virtually disappeared. Fortunately, however, twenty-three treatises survived, whose attribution to ‘Aphrahat… 

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