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Marius Victorinus
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Marius Victorinus, Gaius (given the epithet Afer in the 16th cent.; prior to 300 [?] – after 363 and well before 386), a rhetorician and theologian of strong philosophical orientation who exerted considerable influence on Latin theology through his mediation of Greek thought (Ambrose of Milan, Augustine of Hippo). As a pagan rhetor urbis, he was probably granted senatorial rank and honored with a statue in the Forum of Trajan in Rome (354). It was probably also at this time that he authored his rhetorical works, which are indebted t…

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Drecoll, Volker Henning, “Marius Victorinus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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