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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 editi…

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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 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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