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Secundinus the Manichaean
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Secundinus, an otherwise unknown Manichaean auditor in Rome, wrote a letter to Augustine of Hippo (probably shortly after 404) hoping to convert him to Manichaeism. The letter, one of the original Latin sources for Manichaeism, was preserved in Augustine’s works along with Augustine’s response.


Works: CPL 324 = 725

CSEL 25, 891–901

On Secundinus: J. van Oort, “Secundini Manichaei Epistula,” in: idem et al., eds., Augustine and Manichaeism in the Latin West, NHMS 49, 2001, 161–173 (bibl.).

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Richter, Siegfried G., “Secundinus the Manichaean”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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