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Ennodius, Magnus Felix
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(473/474, Arles – 521, Pavia). Born into a prominent household in Arles and raised in Pavia, Ennodius began serving the bishop of Milan, Laurentius, after his ordination to the diaconate c. 496. As bishop of Pavia from 513, he twice led a papal delegation to Constantinople (515 and 517) to seek a reconciliation in the so-called Acacian Schism (Acacius of Constantinople), though without success. A collection of 297 letters in an affected language meant solely to nurture friendship in the ancient tradition stem from his time in Milan. The panegyric on Theodoric the Great an…

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Zelzer, Michaela, “Ennodius, Magnus Felix”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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