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Valentinus
(500 words)

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[1] Christian theologian and poet, 2nd cent.

Christian theologian, probably from Egypt, taught in c. AD 140-160 in Rome (cf. Iren. adv. haereses 3,4,3). He wanted, possibly, to become episcopus ( epískopos ), but was turned down (Tert. adv. Valentinianos 4,1 ff.); afterwards, he must have lived in Cyprus (Epiphanius, Panarion 31,7,2). Besides a few e…

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Holzhausen, Jens (Bamberg), Franke, Thomas (Bochum), Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Valentinus”, 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 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1226990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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