Iohannes Chrysostomos (John Chrysostom)
(1,150 words)

b. AD 344 or 347 in Antioch;

d. 14 September AD 407 in Comana (Pontus);

Greek Christian theologian; patriarch of Constantinople (397–404); known chiefly for his orations; hence the appellation Chrysóstomos (‘Golden Mouth’) since the 6th cent.; the epithet became a proper name in the Middle Ages


The following works must be considered authentic: 17 theological treatises (e.g. On Vanity and the Education of Ch…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Iohannes Chrysostomos (John Chrysostom)”, 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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