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Marius Victorinus
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Born in Roman Africa, Gaius Marius Victorinus (b. 281–291–d. after 365 CE) taught rhetoric in Rome under Constantius and was honored with a statue in Trajan’s Forum in 354 CE (Jer. Chron. 2370; discussion of testimonia in Hadot, 1971, 13–34; Mariotti, 1976, 13–18). Shortly thereafter (355/356 CE), Victorinus converted “at advanced old age” (Jer. Vir. ill. 101), suggesting a birthdate between 281 and 291 CE (Travis, 1943). Augustine of Hippo’s depiction of Victorinus as devoted to paganism an…

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Cooper, Stephen, “Marius Victorinus”, 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 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00002101>
First published online: 2018



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