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Anatolius of Laodicea, St.


Third-century bishop; d. Alexandria, c. 282. Founder of a school for Aristotelian philosophy, Anatolius achieved public honors in his native city. Consecrated coadjutor bishop by Theotecnus of Caesarea in Palestine, he became bishop of Laodicea in 268. He was the author of a work on the dating of Easter, a manual of arithmetic in ten books, and one of theology (Eusebius, Hist. eccl. 7.32).

Feast: July 3 (Byzantines).

Bibliography: anatolius of laodicea, Fragmenta ex libris arithmetic, Patrologia Graeca 10:231236. Acta Sanctorum July 1:571585. o. bardenhewer, Geschichte der altkirchlichen Literatur (Freiburg 191332) 2:227230. j. quasten, Lexicon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner (Freiburg 195765) 1:497. m. andrieu, Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques, ed. a. baudrillart et al. (Paris 1912) 2:149394.

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