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Mercurinus
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(better known as Auxentius of Durostorum in Moesia). Student of the Gothic bishop Ulfila, perhaps a Goth himself. M. had to give up his bishopric in AD 380 after the edict of Theodosius I with regard to the return of the churches to the Orthodox. Shortly afterwards he was consecrated as Arian bishop of Milan ( Arianism). He was an opponent of Ambrosius; he exerted great influence on the court of Valentinian II. His ‘On the Life and Death of Ulfila (De vita et obitu Ulfilae). (PL Suppl. 1, 703-707) has come down to us.

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Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main), “Mercurinus”, 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 17 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e800030>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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