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Zeno of Verona (Saint)
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(4th cent. ce). The earliest mention of the patron saint of Verona (church of San Zeno Maggiore), according to local tradition its eighth bishop, is in a letter of uncertain date from Ambrose, bishop of Milan, to Zeno’s successor Syagrius (Ep. 56[=5].1). There are no further references to his life. His polemic against Arianism (Arius) and paganism suggest a floruit in the second half of the 4th century. An African background deduced from his language and veneration of a Mauritanian saint is disputed. A collection of ser…

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Zelzer, Michaela, “Zeno of Verona (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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