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Arnobius of Sicca
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One of the least understood Christian authors of the pre-Constantinian period, Arnobius was a rhetor from Sicca Veneria (Le Kef, Tunisia), in the Roman province of Africa Proconsularia, and Lactantius was his pupil (Jer. Ep. 70; Vir. ill. 80). His Adversus nationes in seven books was first published in Rome in 1542 by Franciscus Sabaeus, curator of the Vatican Library, and since that time more than 30 editions of the Latin text have a…

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Simmons, Michael Bland, “Arnobius of Sicca”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 16 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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