Note 044
From Chapter 32 of the Decline & Fall

Sozomen, and more especially Socrates, have defined the real character of Chrysostom with a ternperate and impartial freedom very offensive to his blind admirers. Those historians lived in the next generation, when party violence was abated and had conversed with many persons intimately acquainted with the virtues and imperfections of the saint.

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