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2009/11/20 R A Brown <[log in to unmask]>:
> As regards the list of Pella popes, I think I'll get Hellenized versions of popes *here*

<http://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%9A%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%BF%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%82_%CE%A0%CE%B1%CF%80%CF%8E%CE%BD>
or http://xrl.us/bgc3nd

> and names of Patriarchs of Constantinople

<http://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%9A%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%BF%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%82_%CE%A0%CE%B1%CF%84%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B1%CF%81%CF%87%CF%8E%CE%BD_%CE%9A%CF%89%CE%BD%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B1%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BD%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%80%CF%8C%CE%BB%CE%B5%CF%89%CF%82>
or http://xrl.us/bgc3nu

Perhaps the Patriarchs of Alexandria (http://xrl.us/bgc3n6), of
Antioch (http://xrl.us/bgc3on), and Jerusalem (http://xrl.us/bgc3or),
as well as the Archbishops of the Autocephalous Churches of Cyprus
(http://xrl.us/bgc3ov) and Greece (http://xrl.us/bgc3o5) might also be
inspirations for names.

> I can then generate random dates over the past two millennia (or maybe random lengths of pontificate)

I'd vote for random lengths of pontificate, and generate dates from
those. If you want to be more realistic, look at the existing lengths
and try to approximate that distribution.

Cheers,
Philip
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Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>