Avitus of Vienne

Avitus of Vienne

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus (c. 470 - February 5, 523) was a Latin poet and archbishop of Vienne in Gaul, Avitus was born of a prominent Gallo-Roman senatorial family in the kinship of Emperor Avitus. His father was Hesychius, bishop of Vienne, where episcopal honors were informally hereditary. Avitus was probably born at Vienne, for he was baptized by bishop Mamertus. In difficult times for the Catholic faith and Roman culture in southern Gaul, Avitus pursued with earnestness and success the extinction of Arianism among the Burgundians. He won the confidence of King Gundobad, and converted his son, King Sigismund (516-523). The literary fame of Avitus rests on his many surviving letters (his recent editors make them ninety-six in all) and on a long poem, De spiritualis historiae gestis, in classical hexameters, in five books, dealing with the Biblical themes of Original Sin, Expulsion from Paradise, the Deluge, the Crossing of the Red Seashow more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136766485
  • 9786136766485