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(born after 354 in Thagaste, Numidia, died after 428) was Augustine's closest friend. In 376, Bishop Alypius went to Carthage with Augustine, to study law in Rome in 383, prior to Augustine, and then to Milan with him in 384. Like him, he was a Manichaean (373–382), a skeptic (383–386), and followed him in conversion and baptism (386/387). He was Augustine's companion at the founding of the monasteries of Thagaste (fall 388) and Hippo (391), and in 394/95 he became bishop of Thagaste. He actively fought Donatism (Pelagius). At the disputation of Carthage in 411, he…

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Zumkeller, Adolar, “Alypius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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