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Theophilus (2), bishop of Antioch (1)  

Wolfram Kinzig

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Theophilus (2) bishop of *Antioch (1), author of the three books To Autolycus (written shortly after 180 ce), which include a defence of basic Christian doctrines (see apologists, ... More

Thessalonica  

Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

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Mar 2016
Thessalonica, a city of *Macedonia, founded by *Cassander, who synoecized the small towns at the head of the Thermaic Gulf (see synoecism); perhaps on the site of Therme (Strabo 7 fr. 24). It was ... More

theurgy  

Anne Sheppard

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Dec 2015
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Christianity
Theurgy was a form of pagan religious *magic associated with the *Chaldaean Oracles and taken up by the later Neoplatonists. It covered a range of magical practices, from rain-making and cures to ... More

Thomas Magister, of Thessalonica  

John Francis Lockwood and Robert Browning

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Thomas Magister was the secretary of the Byzantine emperor Andronicus II (1282–1328 ce), but withdrew to a monastery, where he devoted himself to scholarship. ... More

Ulfila  

Peter Heather

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Dec 2015
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Christianity
Ulfila, “little wolf,” Gothic bishop (see goths), fl. c. 340–382 ce, was born in Gothia of the stock of Roman prisoners from Cappadocia. Famous for translating the Gothic Bible, of which ... More

Vatican  

Bryan Ward-Perkins

Vatican, an extramural area of the city of Rome, on the right bank of the *Tiber around the mons Vaticanus. In the early empire the Vatican was the site of an imperial park (the horti ... More

Victorinus, Marius, 4th cent. CE  

James Frederick Mountford and Simon Hornblower

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Marius Victorinus was the author of philosophical (Neoplatonic), rhetorical, and grammatical works. His reputation was such that a statue in his honour was set up in the *forum Traiani. After ... More

Vulgate  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Latin version of the Bible. The first Latin translations of Scripture (Vetus Latina, Old Latin) began to appear in the 2nd cent. ce. By the late 4th cent., the situation was chaotic: some ... More

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