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Arius Arian (250-336)  Arianism.

Greek Christian theologian and founder of Arianism, a doctrine that led to his condemnation as a heretic. [99dic]

Jesus = greatest man but not substance with God. Condemned at Nicean council (325) as a heretic. 

Constantine (272-337)

Known as "Constantine the Great." A.D. 285?-337. Emperor of Rome (306-337) who adopted the Christian faith and suspended the persecution of Christians. He rebuilt Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the new Rome (330). [99dic]

Ausonius (310? to 395?) Bordeaux,

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Ulfilas (311-382) converted Goths to Arianism,

Gothic alphabet, translate most of Bible,

Eusebius (??320-379) - famous opponent of Arianism

Valentinian I (321-375, age 54) (Emperor 364-375)

mperor of Rome in the West (364-375) who ruled jointly with his brother Valens in the East.

Donatus (fl mid- 4th Cent.)

325 Council of Nicea

Jerome (340?-420?) Latin Scholar, Latin Vulgate

Originally Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus. 340?-420?. Latin scholar who produced the Vulgate, the first authentic Latin translation of the Bible from Hebrew.

St. John Chrysostom (347-407)

Antioch-born Greek prelate - patriarch of Constantinople (398), criticized the wealthy and powerful, named Chrysostom, "golden-mouthed."

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) TRUTH REASON EDUCATION RELIGION

Hippo is near present day Annaba, Algeria.

Early Christian church father and philosopher who served (396-430) as the bishop of Hippo (in present-day Algeria). He wrote the autobiographical Confessions (397) and the voluminous City of God (413-426).

Saint Patrick (385-461)

Christian missionary and patron saint of Ireland.

Attilla the Hun (406? to 453)

Called "the Scourge of the Gods." A.D. 406?-453. King of the Huns (433?-453) and the most successful of the barbarian invaders of the Roman Empire. [99dic

Boethius (470?-525) executed probably at Pavia. (470? -525) EDUCATION TRUTH REASON

Last of the Romans, first of the scholastics, music of the spheres, ratio, Pythagoras, Plato, world soul, For years he served as minister to King Theodoric, the Arian Goth. Theordoric came to believe B was a traitor in the service of the Byzantine emperor. B was executed before Justinian became emperor. [99dic]

                Boethius adds the characteristic Aristotelian point that each discipline has its own method and logic; and in theology purely intellectual concepts control the inquiry; ...    [R510 Boethius Chadwick p110]

                Dscourses Book I, Chap 17: It is for this reason, I suppose, that men put the process of logic in the forefront, just as we put the testing of the measure before the measuring of the corn. And if we do not determine first what is the measure and what is the scale, how shall we be able to measure or weigh anything? So in the sphere of thought if we have not fully grasped and trained to perfection the instrument by which we judge other things, shall we ever be able to [acquire?] accurate knowledge? Of course it is impossible.  [Gin: This thought is slightly off whack. All concepts are purely intellectual. ]


St. Benedict (480-547) Lombard, educated in Rome 

Justinian I (483-565) In AD 527 Justinian -

Emperor East Roman Empire, Constantinople = capital. For 100 yrs Italy under ‘barbarian' kings, Teutonic origin, mid century, Justinian's generals reconquered Italy & till 12th cent. East Roman Empire maintained some hold. [B660/Barrow/1949/p205]

Known as "Justinian the Great." A.D. 483-565. Byzantine emperor (527-565) who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians and reconquered former Roman territories in Africa, Italy, and Spain. [99dic]

Gregory the Great (540?-604)

Mohammed (570-632)

also Mu·ham·mad  570?-632. Arab prophet of Islam. At the age of 40 he began to preach as God's prophet of the true religion. Mohammed established a theocratic state at Medina after 622 and began to convert Arabia to Islam.

Venerable Bede 672?-735 Anglo-Saxon REASON HISTORY

Known as "the Venerable Bede." 673?-735. Anglo-Saxon theologian and historian whose major work, Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation (731), written in Latin, remains an important source of ancient English history. He introduced the method of dating events from the birth of Christ.

Pepin III, the Short (714-768) French German

Alcuin (730?-804) English

Anglo-Saxon prelate and scholar who was a leader in the revival of learning in medieval Europe.