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Ioannes Damascenus, priest-monk and theologian, 650/675?–c. 750 CE  

Andrew Louth

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Mar 2016
Little is known of the life of John of Damascus, save what can be deduced from his taciturn writings and a few references to him in chronicles; the later Greek life is unreliable. He seems to have ... More

Irenaeus, c. 130–c. 202 CE  

John Norman Davidson Kelly

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Jul 2015
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Christianity
Irenaeus (c. 130–c. 202 ce), sometimes called the first systematic Christian theologian, was born in Asia Minor, had contacts in youth with *Polycarp of Smyrna, but spent most of his ... More

Isidorus (2) Hispalensis, bishop of Seville  

Ian Wood

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Isidore Isidorus (2) Hispalensis, bishop of Seville (c.600–36), came from a Roman family of considerable influence in Visigothic *Spain (see goths): his brother Leander was his predecessor ... More

Itinerarium Egeriae  

E. D. Hunt

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Dec 2015
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Christianity
An account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 381–4 ce (including visits to Egypt, Sinai, and Mesopotamia), written from Constantinople for a western audience described as ‘sorores’, ... More

Iuvencus, Gaius Vettius Aquilinus  

Martin J. Brooke

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Dec 2015
A Spanish priest of noble family, born at Eliberri in *Baetica, the first exponent of *biblical epic, and arguably the earliest poet to use an established classical genre to treat explicitly ... More

Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus), biblical translator, scholar, and ascetic, c. 347–420 CE  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Born into a Christian family at Stridon in *Dalmatia, he was educated at Rome at the school of Aelius *Donatus, and later studied rhetoric. During a stay at Trier (*Augusta Treverorum), where he had ... More

Justin Martyr, c. 100–165 CE  

William Hugh Clifford Frend and M. J. Edwards

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Mar 2016
Justin Martyr (c. 100–165 ce), a Christian *apologist, flourished under *Antoninus Pius and died a martyr in Rome after his condemnation as a Christian (see christianity) by the *praefectus urbiQ. ... More

Lactantius (Lucius Caelius (Caecilius ?) Firmianus)  

James Stevenson and M. J. Edwards

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Lactantius (Lucius Caelius (Caecilius ?) Firmianus also called Lactantius), c.240–c.320 ce, a native of North Africa, pupil of *Arnobius, one of the Christian apologists (see christianity). Under ... More

Leo (1) I, 'the Great', pope, 440–461 CE  

Samuel James Beeching Barnish

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
As deacon, though an unoriginal theologian, he influenced Popes Celestine I and Sixtus III on doctrine, and served in secular diplomacy. As pope, he purged Manichaeans (see manichaeism) from Rome, in ... More

Libanius  

Peter Heather

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Mar 2016
Libanius, born at *Antioch (1) (ce 314), died there (c.393), was a pagan Greek rhetorician whose writings embodied many of the traditional ideals and aspirations of elite life in the eastern Roman ... More

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