Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Cyprianus Thascius Caecili(an)us

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Author(s): Hubl, Christina
b. AD 200/210, probably in Carthage; d. AD 258 in Carthage; Bishop of Carthage (248/9–258), who was a major influence on the development of Christianity, as well as the Church and its offices. His literary work revolves around the question of how to deal with Christian apostates after the Decian persecutions and the controversy over the efficacy of baptism administered by heretics. Works Cyprianus is credited with a number of treatises and 81 letters, not all of which were composed by Cyprianus himself (8; 21–24; 30; 31; 36; 42; 49; 50; 53; 75; 77–79), whil…