Apollinaris or Apollinarius, Claudius

Apollinaris or Apollinarius, Claudius bishop of Hieropolis in Phrygia, in the second century an apologist (q.v.) of Christianity, and an opponent of Montanism (q.v.). He was well acquainted with the classic literature of the Greeks, and a prolific writer; but his works, which are mentioned by Eusebius and Photius, are lost; only two fragments of his work on the Passover are extant. — Euseb. Hist. Eccles. 4, 27; Fabricius, Biblioth. Graeca. 7, 160; Tillemont, Memoires, t. 1, pt. 2.

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