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Victor I of Rome (Saint)
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bishop of Rome between c. 189 and 199; he was sympathetic to Praxeas and modalistic Monarchianism (Tert. Prax. 1; Ps.-Tert. Adversus omnes haereses 8). The monarchic episcopate in Rome first attained full development under Victor (Papacy). Victor excommunicated the Roman Valentinians around Florinus (Iren. Fragmenta syriaca 28 in Harvey, 457; Eus. Hist. eccl. V 15; 20.1), the Roman supporters of Montanism (Tert. Prax. 1), the Roman followers of Theodotus (anonymous quotation in Eus. Hist. eccl. V 28.6, 9), and – in the controversy over the date of Easte…

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Lampe, Peter, “Victor I of Rome (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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