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Macedonius (Vicarius Africae)
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Macedonius (fl. 413–414 CE) was vicarius Africae from at least 413 to 414 CE. Our only sources for his life come from a brief exchange of letters with Augustine of Hippo during this time period (Ep. 152–155), two of which (Ep. 152 and 154) were written by him, and a brief reference to this correspondence in Possidius’ Life of Augustine (20). The letters themselves are dated to 413/414 CE based on Macedonius’ discussion of the recently published first three books of City of God (Martindale, 1980, 697). Judging by his promise to reward Au…

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Hoover, Jesse, “Macedonius (Vicarius Africae)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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