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Cyprian of Carthage
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Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus (Cyprian; d. Sep 14, 258 CE) was bishop of Carthage in the mid-3rd century CE for approximately ten years until his martyrdom during the persecution of Emperor Valerian (253–260 CE). His extensive but by no means complete preserved letter collection, containing over 80 letters written by or to him, as well …

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Dunn, Geoffrey D., “Cyprian of Carthage”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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