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Agathange or Akathan Kelos Agathangelus


AGATHANGELUS, AGATHANGE or AKATHAN KELOS, Armenian historian, lived during the 4th century, and wrote a History of the Reign of Dertad, or Tiridates, and of the Preaching of St. Gregory the Illuminator. This history was trans lated into several languages, and Greek and Latin translations are found in the Acta Sanctorum Bollandistarum, tome viii. The history consists of three parts, a history of St. Gregory and his companions, the doctrine of Gregory, and the conversion of Armenia to Christianity.

See V. Langlois, Collection des Historiens anciens et modernes de l'Armenie (Paris, 1868).