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Dracontius
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[1] Christian, murdered in 361 AD by the heathen mob

Praepositus monetae in Alexandria. On 24 December AD 361 he was murdered as a Christian by the heathen mob because he had knocked over an altar (Amm. Marc. 22,11,9f.; Historia acephala 8). PLRE 1, 271 D. (1).

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[2] Antonius D. Vicarius Africae 364-367 AD

Attested only epigraphically…

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Portmann, Werner (Berlin) and Smolak, Kurt (Vienna), “Dracontius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e324050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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