The difficulty in dating these documents arises from the fact that their order must be determined almost completely on internal evidence, and the dates of the events immediately surrounding these letters are uncertain (for instance, the exact date of Licinius’ prohibition on Christian synods, and later, the date of Eustathius’ deposition). Several chronological theories have been advanced in recent years, and we encourage you to compare various dating systems:

Opitz (1934)

Rowan Williams (2002)

Sarah Parvis (2006)

Athanasius Werke – Urkunden vol. 3.3 (2007)

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