Early Church Fathers
89 Neither Agapius nor the bishop mentioned in this letter can be identified.
90 C. 435-457.
91 Nothing seems known of this Cyprian beyond this mention of his expulsion by the Vandals. The letter is thus dated after 439.
92 Eusebius of Ancyra. The name also appears as Eulalius. Baron. Ann. 440.
93 Tella or (Constantina in Osrhoene. Sophronius was cousin of Ibas of Edessa.
94 Prefect of the East in 447. Theodoret writes to him again when in 448 or 449 Theodosius II had been induced to relegate him to his own diocese. Vide Letters LXXX and LXXXI.
95 Nomus was consul in 445.
96 cf. Epp. XLI and XCIX, but there are no notes of identity.
97 Dioscorus succeeded Cyril in 444, and this letter is probably dated soon after.
98 Matt. xi. 29.
99 This name suggests correspondence of date with the preceding.
100 Garnerius gives the conjectural date 447.
101 Cf. I. Cor. xii. 26.
102 Eph. vi. 13.
103 cf. Ep. LXXI. Zeno was consul in 448. Nothing is known of his brother.
104 cf. Ep. XXX. This letter, conveying an invitation to a church which Aerius had built at Cyrus, his native city, was probably written early in the episcopate of Theodoret.
105 cf. Ep. VIII.
106 Luke viii. 52.
107 On the seaboard of Cilicia, now Ayas. The date may be 443 or 444.
108 Zeno was Consul in 448. cf. Ep. LXV.
109 "Nullus est sive temporis sive personoe index." Garnerius.
110 cf. Ep. CIII. Apollonius was Comes Sacrarum Largitio. num in 436.
111 Thucydides, (I. 138,) writes of Themistocles that "to a greater degree than any other man he was to be admired for the natural ability which he displayed; for by his inborn capacity, he was an unrivalled judge of what the emergency of the moment required, and unsurpassed in his forecast of he future, and this without the aid of previous or additional instruction."
The same historian (II. 60) records the speech of Pericles in his own vindication in which he says "I think myseIf inferior to none in knowing what measures should be taken and in enforcing them by word of mouth."
112 Theoctistus; who, we learn from Letter CXXXIV, did not prove himself a friend in need, succeeded Acacius in 438. Garnerius, apparently on insufficient grounds, would therefore date the letter before this year.
113 cf. p. 262 n.