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Atticus
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Socrates Scholasticus informs us that Atticus came from Sivas (ancient Sebastea in the province of Armenia Prima in the civil diocese of Pontus) on the Kızılırmak (also called Halys) River. He had been ascetical from a young age, and Socrates remarks on his learning and prudence (Socr. Hist. eccl. 6.20). As a bishop, Atticus was known for effective pastoral leadership (flourishing churches, a balanced treatme…

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Dunn, Geoffrey D., “Atticus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00000339>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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