Dionysius the Areopagite

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Dionysius the Areopagite

(ˌærɪˈɒpəˌɡaɪt)
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(Biography) 1st century ad, Greek Christian, thought to have been the first Bishop of Athens: long considered the author of influential theological works actually written c. 500. See Pseudo-Dionysius
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250 together with two of his companions, the priest Rusticus and the deacon Eleutherius--a St Denis not to be equated with Denis the Areopagite, as was attempted by Abbot Hilduin in the ninth century, and by others after him, in their desire to add lustre to their Abbey's history.