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Apollinarisor Apollinarius

Apollinaris, or Apollinarius, of Alexandria, was a learned Christian of the fourth century. Both he and his son were excommunicated for associating with heathen scholars, but they were pardoned, and the son was subsequently Bishop of Laodicea. When the Emperor Julian forbade (362) the reading of the classics, they turned the greater portion of the Scriptures into verse or Platonic dialogues. Only a few fragments of their work are extant.