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Donatist ( Donatus [1]) bishop in Numidia, maltreated with a delegation of bishops in Vegesela (Numidia) by Macarius. M. was taken prisoner and - probably on 29 Nov. 347 AD - executed, according to the Donatist Acts [1] by being pushed off a high cliff. He was buried as a martyr in Nova Petra and revered by the Donatists. There is archaeological evidence for a memoria domni Marchuli in Vegesela (Ksar el Kelb in Algeria).


1 J.-L. Maier, Le dossier du donatisme, Bd. 1: Des origines à la mort de Constance II (303-361), 1987, 275-291

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Schindler, Alfred (Heidelberg), “Marculus”, 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 12 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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