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(5th cent.), secularly educated Christian, whose Paschale carmen (“Easter Song”) was written to edify educated Christians. It and two other hymns by him were commented on by Remigius of Auxerre. Later Sedulius wrote a prose paraphrase of the Paschale Carmen, the Paschale opus (“Easter Work”), likewise in five books. The two versions became a model for the medieval opus geminatum.


CPL 1447–1449

Ed.: J. Huemer, CSEL 10, 1885

On Sedulius: M. Mazzega, Carmen paschale. Buch III, 1996 (text; comm.).

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Pollmann, Karla, “Sedulius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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