Melito of Sardis - ܡܝܠܝܛܘܢ (sometime between 100 - 300) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


“Meliton is the presumed author of a short ‘Oration (memrā) before Antoninus Caesar’, preserved in ms. Brit. Libr. Add 14,658, the same ms. which also is our sole witness for the ‘Book of the laws of the countries’ associated with Bardaiṣan and for the ‘Letter of Mara bar Serapion’. ” 1


  • ܡܝܠܝܛܘܢ
  • Melito of Sardis
  • Bischof Meliton von Sardes
  • Melito2
  • Melito of Sardis2
  • Melito of Sardis2
  • Meliton the Philosopher1


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    • Floruit: 2nd or 3rd cent.1

    Works Cited

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    • 1 L. Van Rompay, "Meliton the Philosopher." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 284-285.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
    • 2
    • 3 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte (Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922), pp: 27.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record

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    James E. Walters et al., “Melito of Sardis — ܡܝܠܝܛܘܢ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


    James E. Walters et al., “Melito of Sardis — ܡܝܠܝܛܘܢ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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    Entry Title: Melito of Sardis — ܡܝܠܝܛܘܢ

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