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TELESINUS:

Jew of Telesia, who lived at Rome about 480. Not only did Pope Gelasius refer to him, in a letter to Bishop Quingesius, as a "vir clarissimus" and his most deserving friend, but he recommended Telesinus' relative Antonius (Antius) to the bishop. Telesinus, moreover, is mentioned in papal documents as the physician of Pope Gelasius. Of late it has been denied that Telesinus was physician in ordinary to Gelasius or even a physician at all.

Bibliography:
  • Berliner, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, ii. 4;
  • Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, i. 128, and note.
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