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Victorinus of Petovium (Pettau)
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Victorinus worked as a bishop in the Roman colony Petovium (Poetovio/Pettau, now Ptuj in Slovenia) in the second half of the 3rd century CE and suffered martyrdom probably in 304 CE during the persecution of Christians under the emperor Diocletian. According to Jerome (Vir. ill. 74), the main, but sparse source regarding his biography and oeuvre, Victorinus wrote a number of texts, mainly commentaries on biblical books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Matt…

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Huber, Konrad, “Victorinus of Petovium (Pettau)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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