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Philip Sidetes


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(5th cent.),

historian. A native of Side, in Pamphylia, he went to Constantinople, where he was an unsuccessful candidate for the patriarchate. His ‘Christian History’ was a hotch-potch of information on the period from the creation to ad 430; only fragments remain, including the assertion that Papias had stated that John the Apostle and his brother James had been martyred by the Jews.

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


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