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Cassiodorus, Roman magistrate, author of political and religious works, c. 485–c. 580 CE

M. Shane Bjornlie.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 2758 words.

Cassiodorus was a prominent participant in the political, intellectual, and religious life of 6th-century ce Italy, and a learned scholar of the classical and Christian traditions. As a...

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cento, Latin

Stephen Harrison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature; Classical Reception. 681 words.

The extant Latin tradition of cento (the replication and combination of verse lines from a previous text to make a new work) largely uses the hexameter poems of Virgil, familiar to all educated...

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Christus Patiens

John Dewar Denniston, Kenneth Dover and Nigel Wilson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 136 words.

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Commodianus

J. H. D. Scourfield.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 150 words.

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Dracontius, Blossius Aemilius

Alun Hudson-Williams and Frederick James Edward Raby.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 323 words.

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Epistle to Diognetus

Wolfram Kinzig.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 131 words.

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Eusebius, of Caesarea, prolific writer, biblical scholar and apologist, c. 260–339 CE

Averil M. Cameron.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 875 words.

Eusebius, of Caesare (c. 260–339 ce), prolific writer, biblical scholar and apologist, effective founder of the Christian genres of Church history and chronicle, and the most important contemporary...

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Eustathius

John Francis Lockwood and Robert Browning.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature; Byzantine Studies. 532 words.

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Iuvencus, Gaius Vettius Aquilinus ,

Martin J. Brooke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 107 words.

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Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus), biblical translator, scholar, and ascetic, c. 347–420 CE

J. H. D. Scourfield.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 836 words.

Born into a Christian family at Stridon in *Dalmatia, he was educated at Rome at the school of Aelius *Donatus, and later studied rhetoric. During a stay at Trier (*Augusta Treverorum), where he had...

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Martianus Minneus Felix Capella

Danuta Shanzer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 500 words.

Composed in Vandalic *Carthage (see Vandals), probably in the last quarter of the 5th cent. ce, a prosimetrical Latin encyclopaedia of the seven Liberal Arts (grammar, dialectic, rhetoric—the...

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Phoenix , Latin elegiac poem

J. H. D. Scourfield.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 79 words.

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Pompeius , African grammarian, late 5th–early 6th cent. ce

R. A. Kaster.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 68 words.

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Precatio terrae, Precatio omnium herbarum

J. H. D. Scourfield.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 68 words.

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Proba, Faltonia Betitia

Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Gender and Sexuality; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 2579 words.

Faltonia Betitia Proba (fl. late 4th century) was a Roman poet, writer of a Christian cento (Lat. for patchwork), which circulated in the Eastern and Western Empire toward the end of the...

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Prudentius Clemens, Aurelius, 348–after 405 CE

Cillian O'Hogan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 1865 words.

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens was a Christian Latin poet who wrote in a variety of genres and metres. Born in northern Spain, in 348ce, he had a career in public administration before...

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Vulgate

J. H. D. Scourfield.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature. 564 words.

Latin version of the Bible. The first Latin translations of Scripture (Vetus Latina, Old Latin) began to appear in the 2nd cent. ce. By the late 4th cent., the situation was chaotic: some...

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