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The evidence from antiquity about Symmachus and Symmachians is found largely in the testimony of those who view them as opponents and as heretics. The challenge is not only to recover from this evidence what can be known of each tradition but also to explore any connections between these two. Symmachus is treated as a Jewish Christian translator and author by some church fathers. …

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Broadhead, Edwin Keith, “Symmachians”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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