(d. c. 503)

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(d. c.503),

poet and theologian of the Church of the East. Born probably in 399, he became head of the famous school of Edessa, but c.471 he fled to Nisibis, where the bishop, Barsumas, asked him to found a school. A large number of his metrical homilies and some hymns survive.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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