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Gnomologia (Gk γνωμολογία; Lat. gnomologium) denotes a collection primarily of pithy sayings or maxims (Gk γνώμη; Lat. sententia) related to one or more authors (Horna & Fritz, 1935, 74–76). The use of the Latin term gnomologium as denoting a collection of sayings seems to be medieval and is not attested in this sense with classical authors. The term gnomologium may b…

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Pietruschka, Ute, “Gnomologia”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2021

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