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Sozomen (~400 - ~450 CE), aka Salamanes Hermias Sozomenos, was born into a wealthy Christian family in Beit Lahia, a small town near Gaza in Palestine (wikipedia). His early education came from Monks and his family was reputed to have converted to Christianity after witnessing a healing miracle from Saint Hilarion (wikipedia). Sozomen studied Law in Beirut and worked in Constantinople. Of the two books he wrote on Church History only the second one, composed in Constantinople between ~440 and ~443 CE, is extant. It covers the years from ~323 CE to 425 CE. Socrates Scholasticus was one of the main sources. In addition to making use of several other sources, Sozomen is also known for mining oral traditions, particularly of southern Palestine (wikipedia).