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Philastrius
(125 words)

[German version]

(mostly Filastrius or Filaster). After long journeying as an anti-heretical preacher (Gaudentius [5] of Brescia, Sermo 21), P. became bishop of Brixia (Brescia) before AD 381. He met Augustine between 383 and 387 (Aug. Epist. 222) and died on the 18th July of a year before 397. The surviving Diversarum hereseon liber on 156 heresies is based on Epiphanius [1] of Salamis (Panárion) and Irenaeus [2] of Lyon (Adversus haereses), and was used by Augustine (Augustinus) (De haeresibus).

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Bibliography

F. Heylen (ed.), Filastrii Epi…

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Heimgartner, Martin (Halle), “Philastrius”, 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 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e919730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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