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Chapter IX.—The Bishops under Commodus.

1. After Antoninus 1501 had been emperor for nineteen years, Commodus received the government. 1502 In his first year Julian 1503 became bishop of the Alexandrian churches, after Agrippinus 1504 had held the office for twelve years.



i.e. Marcus Aurelius. See below, p. 390, note.


March 17, 180 a.d.


Of this Julian we know nothing except what is told us by Eusebius here and in chap. 22, below, where he is said to have held office ten years. In the Chron. he is also said to have been bishop for ten years, but his accession is put in the nineteenth year of Marcus Aurelius (by Jerome), or in the second year of Commodus (by the Armenian version).


Upon Agrippinus, see above, Bk. IV. chap. 19, note 5.

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