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Sidonius Apollinaris
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Sidonius Apollinaris, whose career in the third quarter of the 5th century CE took him from son-in-law of an emperor to prefect of Rome to bishop of Clermont, is a representative par excellence of late antiquity in general, and the end of the Roman Empire and the rise of barbarian Europe in particular. He manifested not only the traditional late Roman aristocra…

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Mathisen, Ralph W., “Sidonius Apollinaris”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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