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Apollinaris of Ravenna (Saint)
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(feast day Jul 23). According to Peter Chrysologus (Sermo 128), Apollinaris was the first bishop of Ravenna and a martyr; his translation inscription (CIL 11/1, 295) calls him confessor. In the Ravenna episcopal list, Severus, the first bishop for whom there is clear evidence (343 in Serdica), appears in eleventh place after Apollinaris. As an expression of the exarchate's desire for Autocephaly, the Passio (BHL, 623) describes Apollinaris as being already a disciple of Peter in Antioch. The vitality of his cult among the Lombards and later…

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Wischmeyer, Wolfgang, “Apollinaris of Ravenna (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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