Circa 375-430

Circa 375, Cyrene (a Greek colony in present day Libya).

Known as a statesman and patriot, Synesius was made Bishop of Ptolemaïs by popular demand in 410. He wrote a number of odes, only one of which has come into common usage as a hymn.

  1. Μνώεο Χριστέ

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