George of Amastris

   Saint, hermit, bishop of Amastris (qq.v.) in the late eighth century. His vita (q.v.), attributed to Ignatios the Deacon (q.v.) on stylistic grounds, reports an undated attack of the Rus on Amastris (qq.v.).

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