Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Socratesof Byzantium

Socrates of Byzantium is only known to us through his Ecclesiastical History, which takes up the thread of Eusebius in 306 A.D., and carries it on to 439. He used materials provided by earlier writers, but introduced a good deal of oral tradition and contemporary information. Origen is his hero, and he occupies a middle position between the Athanasians and Arians, but dislikes dogmatic refinements and protests against persecution. He probably flourished between 380 and 450 A.D.