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Hilarius
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[1] H. of Poitiers 4th cent. AD

[German version]

A. Biography

H. was probably born in Poitiers in the first quarter of the 4th cent. and baptized as an adult (De synodis 91). He became bishop of Poitiers before 356; H. is the first known bishop of this place, in which there cannot have been many Christians. In 356, at a synod in Béziers, H. was sent into exile in Asia Minor on the orders of the later emperor  Julianus [11]. Whereas formerly only a lengthy resistance activity against the line of eccles…

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Markschies, Christoph (Berlin) and Fröhlich, Roland (Tübingen), “Hilarius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e513560>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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