Gregorius of Nazianzus (Gregory of Nazianzus)
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b. AD 329/30 in Arianzus (near Nazianzus, Cappadocia);

d. ca. AD 390 in Arianzus;

important Greek Christian orator and poet who received the epithet ‘ho theológos’ for his defence of the Orthodox doctrine of the Trinity.


The extant works comprise a corpus of 44 orations (Log. 35 is spurious), a corpus of roughly 400 poems with 17,000 l…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Gregorius of Nazianzus (Gregory of Nazianzus)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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