Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Get access Subject: Biblical Studies and Early Christianity
General Editors: David G. HUNTER, University of Kentucky, United States, Paul J.J. van GEEST, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity focuses on the history of early Christian texts, authors, ideas. Its content is intended to bridge the gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. The BEEC aims to provide a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies and to update the historiography.

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Date: 2019-03-25

Sidonius Apollinaris

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Author(s): Mathisen, Ralph W.
bishop Family BackgroundA native of Lyon in Gaul, Gaius Sollius Sidonius Apollinaris was born circa 432 CE. His father, whose name may have been Alcimus, served as praetorian prefect of Gaul in 448/449 CE, and his grandfather Apollinaris held the same office in 408 CE. Sidonius thus came from one of the most blue-blooded families of late Roman Gaul. He had a brother about whom very little is known save that he seems to have entered the religious life; he may have died young. He also had an uncle, …
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