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Synesius (c. 375–c. 415)

Synesius (si-nē’shus). A Greek bishop, philosopher, and poet; born in Cyrene, Africa, about 375; died about 415. He studied philosophy in Alexandria under Hypatia. Among his works which have survived are several essays, including one ‘On Dreams’; and a number of orations, among them that delivered before the Emperor Arcadius, ‘On Kingship.’ His hymns have often been translated into modern languages.