See also:bishop of
See also:Amasia, in
See also:Pontus, c . 400 . He was partly contemporary with the emperor Julian (d . 363) and lived to a
See also:great age . His fame rests chiefly on his Homilies, which were much esteemed in the Eastern
See also:Church . Most of these have been lost, but twenty-one are given in full by
See also:Migne (Patrol .
See also:Ser . Gr. xl . 164-477), and there are fragments of others in Photius (
See also:Cod . 271) . Asterius was a man of much culture, and his
See also:works are a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the
See also:history of preaching .
ASTERISK (from Gr. oo-repicreos, a little star)
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