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Synesius of Cyrene


Mosaic depicting an angel. Museum of Ptolemais. Photo Marco Prins.
Mosaic depicting an angel. Museum of Ptolemais
Synesius of Cyrene (c.370-c.413) was a Neo-Platonic philosopher who became bishop of Ptolemais in the Cyrenaica. He left behind a small corpus of texts that offer much information about daily life in Late Antiquity, and about the christianization of the Roman world.

Letter 65, written in 402, is offered here in the translation by A. Fitzgerald.

Letter 65: Sending Books

To his Brother

I am sending you both the Dionysii, so that you may keep one of these books and take back the other.[1]

Note 1:
Perhaps books by Dionysius of Halicarnassus are meant.
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