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Tyconius (fl. 370 CE) is an African layman who lived during the second half of the 4th century CE. His literary output dates from 370 to 395 CE. Augustine of Hippo, who undoubtedly never met him, and De viris illustribus, by the historian Gennadius of Marseilles, are the only two available sources of information we have about him.

A Politically Committed Layman and Theologian

Tyconius belonged to the Donatist movement (Donatism/Donat…

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Vercruysse, Jean-Marc, “Tyconius”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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