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Salvian

(c. 400—480)


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Priest and writer. Born in Trier about ad 400, he became a monk at Lerins in ad 425 and presbyter in Marseilles about ad 439. He saw the barbarians, who by then had made his native province a German kingdom, as instruments of divine wrath, and in his De gubernatione dei, written in ad 440, presented this theological viewpoint, revealing incidentally much about provincial life in the 5th century ad. He died about ad 470.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


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