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Headword: *)epifa/nios
Adler number: epsilon,2742
Translated headword: Epiphanios, Epiphanius
Vetting Status: high
Bishop of Constantia, formerly [called] Salamine,[1] in Cyprus. He wrote treatises against all heresies, which are called Panaria, and many other works. Educated people read these because of their content, but ordinary people read them because of their language. He died in extreme old age.[2]
Greek Original:
*)epifa/nios, *kwnstantei/as th=s *ku/prou e)pi/skopos, th=s pro/teron *salami/nhs. e)/graye kata\ pasw=n tw=n ai(re/sewn lo/gous, a(\ *pana/ria le/gontai, kai\ e(/tera polla/: a(/tina para\ me\n tw=n pepaideume/nwn dia\ ta\ pra/gmata, para\ de\ tw=n i)diwtw=n dia\ ta\ r(h/mata a)naginw/sketai. teleuta=| e)sxato/ghrws.
C4; see Catholic Encyclopedia entry at web address 1. Epiphanius' works appear in PG 41-43.
[1] Or more usually Salamis; present-day Ammokhostos; cf. Barrington Atlas map 72 grid D2.
[2] Jerome, On Illustrious Men 122 (chapter 114 at web address 2). Jerome reports Epiphanius as still living, but very old.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; Christianity; ethics; geography; medicine; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 December 2002@18:08:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 18 December 2002@03:26:32.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 3 October 2005@07:32:50.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2012@07:03:57.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 28 April 2021@00:53:15.
Ronald Allen (added map reference n.1) on 28 April 2021@11:44:46.


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