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Musanus
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[German Version]

According to Eusebius (Hist. eccl. IV 28, cf. also 21) Musanus wrote a lost, “very elegant” book against people who had gone over to the so-called Encratites. Both the author's date and his place remain unclear. Suggestions, among others, are (because of the statement of Eusebius) the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161–180), or on the basis of Eusebius, Chronicorum liber ad annum, 2220 the time of Septimius Severus (193–211), and the regions of Egypt or Asia Minor.

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Markschies, Christoph, “Musanus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14607>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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