Chrysippus

d.479. Religious writer. He left his home in Cappadocia in search of advice on the religious life at the monastery of Euthymius in Jerusalem. According to Cyril of Scythopolis, Juvenal of Jerusalem made him superior of the monastery and then of the Church of the Resurrection. He was ordained presbyter and later, about 469, appointed “guardian of the Holy Cross” at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Although he wrote copiously, his extant works are four panegyrics, on St. Theodor Teron, the Archangel Michael, the Mother of God, and John the Baptist. This last work is written in the rhetorical style of panegyrists, crammed with metaphors and similes and heavily illustrated with allusions to classical mythology.