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A Greek Roman EmpirePower and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)$
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Fergus Millar, Todd Keeler-Wolf, and Allan Schoenherr

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247031

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247031.001.0001

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State Power and Moral Defence

State Power and Moral Defence

Nestorius and Irenaeus

Chapter:
(p.168) V State Power and Moral Defence
Source:
A Greek Roman Empire
Author(s):

Fergus Millar

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247031.003.0005

The Imperial “laws” or letters concerning Nestorius and Irenaeus, addressed to major Prefects and the edicts that in their turn were broadcasted to the public, represent the best evidence for the coexistence of Latin and Greek in the Theodosian Empire. Nestorius's highly personal work was preserved only in a Syriac translation, apparently made in the sixth century, and known through a single medieval manuscript. In connection to this matter, Irenaeus composed a history in Greek of the aftermath of the First Council of Ephesus up to 435 or 436. The entire story that Irenaeus told in his Tragoedia was an act of moral defiance, and assertion of the validity and consistency of his own position. Nestorius gave an even more overtly polemical reinterpretation of events.

Keywords:   Nestorius, Irenaeus, moral defiance, Tragoedia, Imperial laws

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