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Headword: *markiano/s
Adler number: mu,207
Translated headword: Markianos, Marcianus, Marcian
Vetting Status: high
He was an eloquent man [who lived] in the time of the emperor Valens[1] and when Agelius was bishop of Constantinople;[2] [it was he] who once served as a soldier at the palace, but then was a presbyter of the church of the Novatians,[3] teaching Anastasia, the daughter of the emperor, grammar.
Greek Original:
*markiano/s: ou(=tos e)pi\ *ou)a/lentos tou= basile/ws h)=n kai\ *)ageli/ou e)pisko/pou *kwnstantinoupo/lews, e)llo/gimos: o(\s pa/lai me\n kata\ ta\ basi/leia e)strateu/eto, to/te de\ presbu/teros th=s *nauatianw=n h)=n e)kklhsi/as, grammatikou\s lo/gous *)anastasi/an th\n tou= basile/ws qugate/ra dida/skwn.
This Marcian (not to be confused with his homonyms mu 208 and mu 209) is known because his repute influenced the Arian emperor Valens to moderate his persecution of the Novatians for their belief in the doctrine of homoousia.
The text of this entry comes from Socrates, Historia Ecclesiastica 4.9 (translation at web address 1).
[1] See omicron 764.
[2] See alpha 195.
[3] The Novatians were rigorists; see nu 50 and nu 51.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; children; Christianity; chronology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; religion; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 April 2008@07:50:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 12 April 2008@20:31:44.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 13 April 2008@03:49:50.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 23 August 2009@11:47:46.
David Whitehead on 6 May 2013@08:38:26.


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