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Vindicta Salvatoris
(785 words)

The early medieval Vindicta (“Vengeance of the Savior”) tells the overlapping tales of Titus and Emperor Tiberius. Both find healing and conversion through Christ’s power. Meanwhile, vengeance for Jesus’ execution comes against the Jewish people and their kings. Despite being listed among the Pilate Cycle, Pontius Pilate plays a minor role in the Vindicta.

The story opens with Tyrus/Titus (a regulus [“king”] under Tiberius in Aquitania, already called “Titus” in Tischen…

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Chapman, David W., “Vindicta Salvatoris”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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