Synesius, bishop of Ptolemais: Outline of the life and work

Olga Vladimirovna Przhigodzkaja, assistant lecturer, Faculty of foreign languages, St. Petersburg State University (Universitetskaia nab., 7/9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 199034)

Przhigodzkaja O. V. Synesius, bishop of Ptolemais: Outline of the life and work, Religiya. Tserkov’. Obshchestvo. Issledovaniya i publikatsii po teologii i religii [Religion. Church. Society: Research and publications in the field of theology and religious studies], Saint-Petersburg, 2013, vol. 2, pp. 138–146.

DOI: 10.24411/2308-0698-2013-00015

Language: Russian

Synesius, bishop of Ptolemais, played an important role in the intellectual life of the Roman Empire on the turn of IV–V centuries. The article is devoted to the life and activity of Synesius in the context of his literary works that reflected the main milestones of the transition period. This article also focuses on Synesius` political and social views, which had a great impact on formation of anti-barbarian moods in the Late Ronan society.

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Key words: Synesius, the Late Roman Empire, Gainas, barbarians

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