Frumentius

Frumentius

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Saint Frumentius(died ca. 383) was the first Bishop of Axum, and he is credited with bringing Christianity to Aksumite Kingdom. He was a Syro-Phoenician Greek born in Tyre. According to the 4th century historian Rufinus (x.9), who cites Frumentius' brother Edesius as his authority, as children (ca. 316) Frumentius and Edesius accompanied their uncle Meropius on a voyage to Ethiopia. When their ship stopped at one of the harbors of the Red Sea, people of the neighborhood massacred the whole crew, with the exception of the two boys, who were taken as slaves to the King of Axum. The two boys soon gained the favour of the king, who raised them to positions of trust, and shortly before his death, gave them their liberty. The widowed queen, however, prevailed upon them to remain at the court and assist her in the education of the young heir, Ezana, and in the administration of the kingdom during the prince's minority.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136777614
  • 9786136777610