Orosius, Paulus (?)
(461 words)

ca. AD 400;

probably from Bracara (Portugal);

Roman Church Father close to Augustinus.


Three works are extant; the main work is the Historiae adversum paganos, the earliest Christian universal history.


On the whole a rich transmission, at least 275 manuscripts are extant.


Among the more recent editions of O. the Historiae adversum paganos occupies a pr…

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Horstmann, Henning, “Orosius, Paulus (?)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0157>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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