37. See Kopecek, Neo-Arianism (1979), 103, 133 (dating the council to 347 or 348). Also in favor of a date before 350, see Seeck, Geschichte 4 (1911), 135; Klein, Constantius (1977), 81/2.

39. Chapter III.

40. The manuscripts of the Defense against the Arians omit the second letter but have a scribal note to the effect that it was virtually identical with the preceding letter. The first letter, however, contains a passage (40.3) which Opitz on 118.19ff. plausibly identified as a stray fragment of the second.

41. Chapter 89, which refers to events of 357, must be a later addition (App. 2).

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