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Excerpta Latina Barbari
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The Excerpta Latina Barbari is a Latin translation, made in Merovingian Gaul, of a now lost illustrated Greek Christian chronicle. This Greek chronicle was most likely composed in Alexandria, probably in a number of stages from perhaps as early as the early 5th century until the first half of the 6th century CE. The Excerpta survives in a single manuscript (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS Lat. 4884) dated to the last decades of the 8th century CE. The name Excerpta Latina Barbari (the Latin extracts of the barbarian), as much a j…

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Garstad, Benjamin, “Excerpta Latina Barbari”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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