1. On 2 May (Index 45): the Historia acephala 5.14 has 'VIII pachom mensis' (= 3 May), which should perhaps be emended to 'VII.'

2. Rufinus, HE 11.3; Socrates, HE 4.20.2-22.3; Thcodoretus, HE 4.20; Sozomenus, HE 6.19.2-6.

4. Theodoretus, HE 4.21.14, says that he is quoting a letter: it seems probable, therefore, that Peter in 373 wrote a letter analogous in form, scope, and aim to his predecessor's Encyclical Letter of 339 (Chapter V).

5. Theodoretus, HE 4.22.1-35. The extract concludes with the statement that certain orthodox clerics in Antioch have been exiled to Neocaesarea in Pontus—where they have perhaps died from the severity of the climate (36).

6. Socrates, HE 4.24.3-18,22.6; Sozomenus, HE 6.20.1.

7. Rufinus, HE 11.2 (explicitly dated after the death of Athanasius). Tatianus is first attested as comes sacrarum largitionum on 16 February 374 (CTh 10.20.8) and continued in office until 380. PLRE 1.876/7 argues that Rufinus is mistaken and that Tatianus 'conducted Valens' persecution of the Homoousians' in 368/9 as prefect. However, the Barbarus Scaligeri, which is in origin an Alexandrian document, makes Tatianus prefect again after the death of Athanasius (Cbr. mitt. 1.296)— which presumably reflects the fact that he was again in Egypt after 373.

11. For a recent succinct account of Theodosius' 'legislation against heretics, pagans, and Jews,* see J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz, Barbarians and Bishops: Army, Church, and State in the Age of Arcadius and Chrysostom (Oxford, 1990), 146-153.

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