The controversy began with an address which Leo the Isaurian, in the tenth year of his reign (726), delivered in public "in favour of overthrowing the holy and venerable images," as says Theophanes (Chronogr., in Migne Patr.
Editions: Gerhard Voss (Mainz, 1604), Fronto Duca,us (Paris, 1622), Migne, Patr.
Ioo; "St John of Damascus," three "Sermones" against the iconoclasts, Patr.
Ferrandi opera (Dijon, 1694); reproduced in Migne, Patr.
Ito; anonymous "Life of Leo the Armenian" in Patr.