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Marius Claudius Victor
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(better: Victorius; died between 425 and 450 ce), rhetor in Marseille; not to be confused with the philosopher and theologian Marius Victorinus. He composed a hexametric biblical epic Alethia [Truth] in three books, freely paraphrasing Genesis from creation to Sodom and Gomorrah. Since Gennadius of Marseille (Vir. ill. 61, Richardson) speaks of four books, a fourth book may have been lost. Besides didactic elements intended for the instruction of youth (see the introductory prayer), Platonic influence is noticeable. The paraph…

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Pollmann, Karla, “Marius Claudius Victor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13620>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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