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A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography
Joannes Scythopolita, Scholasticus in Palestine
Joannes (565) Scythopolita, a scholasticus of Scythopolis in Palestine. Photius had read a work of his in 12 books, Against Separatists from the Church or Against Eutyches and Dioscorus , written at the request of a patriarch Julianus, probably Julian patriarch of Antioch, A.D. 471â€“476 (Phot. Cod. 95, in Patr. Gk. ciii. 339 B). John of Scythopolis was also the author of παραθέσεις or commentaries on the Pseudo-Dionysius, which had a wide circulation for some centuries. Among the Syriac MSS. in the Brit. Mus. there is a Syriac trans. of Dionysius, with an introduction and notes by Phocas bar-Sergius of Edessa, a writer of the 8th cent. The notes are largely a translation of the παραθέσεις (Wright, Cat. Syr. MSS. pt. ii. p. 493). Cf. Loofs, Leontius von Byzanz. (1887).
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Wace, Henry. Entry for 'Joannes Scythopolita, Scholasticus in Palestine'. A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hwd/j/joannes-scythopolita-scholasticus-in-palestine.html. 1911.
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