Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem Date of Birth: Between 550 and 580, most probably c. 560 Place of Birth: Damascus Date of Death: 11 March 638 Place of Death: Jerusalem
Sophronius, son of Myro and Plynthas, who were Greek-speaking but of Syrian origin, was born in Damascus, a city which he praises for its Hellenistic culture and long philosophical tradition. He was a teacher of rhetoric (whence ‘…
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Sahas, Daniel J.,
“Sophronius, ‘the Sophist’”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
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