Agathangelus

, an Armenian’historian, was secretary to Tiridates, the first Christian king of that country, and lived in the beginning of the fourth century, probably about the year 320. Moyses Chorenensis, Barpezius, and other Armenian writers speak highly in his praise, particularly in respect to the purity of his style. He wrote a “History of the introduction of Christianity into Armenia,” with a life of king Tiridates. It has been translated into Greek j but the original was published at Constantinople, 1709, 4to. The imperial library at Paris has a copy of this book, and a manuscript much more complete. 2