Chapter XXXV.—Dionysius succeeds Heraclas in the Episcopate.
In the third year of this emperor, Heraclas 2043 died, having held his office for sixteen years, and Dionysius 2044 received the episcopate of the churches of Alexandria.
On Heraclas, see chap. 3, note 2. The third year of Philips reign extended from the summer of 246 to the summer of 247, so that if Heraclas became bishop in 232, he cannot have held office fully sixteen years. The agreement, however, is so close as to occasion no difficulty.278:2044
On Dionysius, see chap. 40, note 1.