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Minucius Felix
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Marcus Minucius Felix is the author of a short but elaborate Christian Latin apologetic (Apologetics) dialogue entitled Octavius, which was written in the first decades of the 3rd century CE.

The Author and His Work

Lactantius (Inst. 1.11.55; 5.1.22) and Jerome (Vir. ill. 58; Ep. 49.13.4; 60.10.9; in Comm. Isa. 8 pro. l. 11–15) mention Minucius Felix and refer to him as t…

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Freund, Stefan, “Minucius Felix”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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