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Chapter IX.—The Bishops under Commodus.

1. After Antoninus15011501    i.e. Marcus Aurelius. See below, p. 390, note. had been emperor for nineteen years, Commodus received the government.15021502    March 17, 180 a.d. In his first year Julian15031503    Of this Julian we know nothing except what is told us by Eusebius here and in chap. 22, below, where he is said to have held office ten years. In the Chron. he is also said to have been bishop for ten years, but his accession is put in the nineteenth year of Marcus Aurelius (by Jerome), or in the second year of Commodus (by the Armenian version). became bishop of the Alexandrian churches, after Agrippinus15041504    Upon Agrippinus, see above, Bk. IV. chap. 19, note 5. had held the office for twelve years.

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