Delphi Complete Works of Sozomen Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of Sozomen Illustrated

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A fifth century Roman lawyer and historian, Sozomen was born into a wealthy family of Bethelia, a small town near Gaza, Palestine. His ‘Ecclesiastical History’ in nine books is broadly arranged along the reigns of Roman Emperors, from the conversion of Constantine I and the Council of Nicea (312-325) to the accession of Valentinian III (425). Sozomen’s text is distinguished for its classical literary style, its favouring of monasticism and its greater use of western European sources. His work had a lasting influence, preserving for the medieval church the majority of its knowledge of the period. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Sozomen’s complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Sozomen's life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Sozomen, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the text
* Includes Chester D. Hartranft’s 1890 translation, previously appearing in the ‘Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers’
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the chapters you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features two bonus biographies — discover Sozomen’s ancient world


The Translation
Ecclesiastical History (c. 450)

The Greek Text
Contents of the Greek Text

The Dual Text
Dual Greek and English Text

The Biographies
Introduction to Salaminius Hermias Sozomen (1890) by Chester D. Hartranft
Sozomen (1911) by Adolf von Harnack