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- nuc89-95934: His Commodiani Carmina, 1878 (hdg. on CU rept.:
LC data base, 6-4-90 (hdg.: Commodianus)
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 1, 1867, p. 816: "Commodianus, the Christian composer of a prosaic poem against the Pagan divinities, divided into eighty sections, and entitled Instructiones..Doubts have been entertained with regard to the period in which he flourished..."
Brill's New Pauly: "Christian Latin poet of unknown origin (it is doubtful that the name in the title of the Instructiones = Inst. 2,35, nomen Gasei, is original and that it refers to the real Gaza
it could be regarded as a display of modesty by the ‘sinner’ according to Amos 1,6f.). The dating varies between the 3rd cent. (mention of Gothi, Carmen apologeticum 810, problematic loss of faith during the persecution of Christians, cf. the discussion in Africa under Cyprianus after 250) and the 5th cent...."
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- Smith's Dictionary