Strategius and the "Manichaeans"

Show simple item record Woods, David 2009-04-09T10:26:40Z 2009-04-09T10:26:40Z 2001-07
dc.identifier.citation Woods, D., 2001. Strategius and the 'Manichaeans'. The Classical Quarterly, 51, pp.255-264 doi:10.1093/cq/51.1.255 en
dc.identifier.volume 51 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 255 en
dc.identifier.endpage 264 en
dc.identifier.issn 0009-8388
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/cq/51.1.255
dc.description.abstract This article offers a new argument defending the traditional identification of the Strategius named by Eusebius of Caesarea in his Vita Constantini with the Strategius Musonianus of Ammianus described by Ammianus Marcellinus in his Res Gestae, whom Constantius II appointed as his praefectus praetorio Orientis in 354. The argument also requires that we abandon any speculation concerning Strategius’ command of a third language in addition to Latin and Greek. Not only are their names identical in both texts, but both attended church councils on behalf of Constantine I and reported to him concerning the same. Ammianus’ statement that Constantine appointed Strategius to investigate the Manichaeans and similar sects is not meant to be taken literally. Rather it is a derogatory characterisation of church councils based on what Ammianus knew of them in the west by the end of the fourth century when various episcopal factions were accustomed to accuse their opponents of Manichaeism as a matter of routine. en
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dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.rights Copyright © 2001 The Classical Association. David Woods (2001). Strategius and the ‘Manichaeans’. The Classical Quarterly, 51, pp 255-264 doi:10.1093/cq/51.1.255
dc.subject Strategius Musonianus en
dc.subject Eusebius en
dc.subject Manichaeism en
dc.subject Ammianus Marcellinus en
dc.subject Roman history en
dc.subject.lcsh Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 – Historiography en
dc.subject.lcsh Rome -- History -- Constantius II, 337-361 en
dc.subject.lcsh Eusebius -- Church history -- Of Caesarea -- -325 en
dc.title Strategius and the "Manichaeans" en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.internal.authorcontactother Dr. David Woods, Department of Classics, UCC. Email: Tel. +353 21 490 3491 en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle The Classical Quarterly en
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