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Rufinus

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(fl. 399–401?), commonly called the Syrian, author of a Liber de Fide, described in the only known MS as the work of Rufinus, priest of the province of Palestine. The fact that ...

Printer of Rufinus

Printer of Rufinus  

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(fl. 1478–9) First printer in Oxford. The Expositio in Symbolum Apostolorum by Tyrannius Rufinus Aquileiensis has the colophon dated Oxford, 17 December 1468, but since two other small books, dated ...
Valerie

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Current Version:
2005

...an anti-feminist tract which was included in the De nugis curialium (‘Courtiers trifles’, 1180–93 ), a collection of entertaining tales by Walter Map , archdeacon of Oxford, but circulated separately earlier. In it ‘Valerius’, a fictional character, argues against his friend Rufinus's plan to marry. The work is included in Jankyn's (4) book of ‘wicked wives’ (III.671), and the ‘Valerie’ mentioned in The Legend of Good Women (G 280) is probably its...

medicine

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

... of Phisik's authorities (I.429–34). Others were ‘Deyscorides, and eek Rufus’: Dioscorides had been available in Latin from the 7th c., and this is true of Rufus of Ephesus , but there is a distinct possibility that Chaucer had in mind not Rufus but a medical herbal by Rufinus ( fl. 1290 ), in which Dioscorides is repeatedly quoted at length. The authorities Hippocrates (or pseudo- Hippocrates ) and Galen were translated in some measure at every historical phase. In the universities, the emphasis changed yet again in the direction of speculative...

Claudian

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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...any reference to Stilicho after 404 suggests that as the year of Claudian's death.) He also wrote poems savagely abusing Honorius' political enemies, mostly in the eastern empire (ruled by Honorius' young brother Arcadius), attacking in particular Rufinus, the guardian of Arcadius, and the eunuch Eutropius, Rufinus' successor. He wrote an (incomplete) epyllion of 526 lines on the defeat of Gildo who led an uprising in Africa, and another on Stilicho's defeat of the Visigothic king Alaric at Pollentia (Pollenza). In these poems Claudian shows sincere...

Father

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...Irenaeus, Polycarp 3rd century: Cyprian, Dionysius, Origen, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, Gregory Thaumaturgus 4th century: Hilary, Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory Nyssen , john chrysostom , Eusebius , jerome , Epiphanius , Athanasius , Basil , ambrose 5th century: Rufinus, augustine , Pope Leo the Great, Cyril of Alexandria, Vincent of Lerins 6th century: Caesarius of Arles 7th century: Isidore, Pope gregory the great 8th century: John of Damascus, venerable bede 11th century: Peter Damian 12th century: Anselm , bernard See also ...

Allegory

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Jonathan Morton

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory

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Current Version:
2022

... (Paris: Montaigne, 1958), and, more recently, Peter T. Struck, Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004) . 34. Dawson, “Plato’s Soul,” 97–99. 35. Origen, De principiis , 4.1.11–13, trans. Rufinus (Leipzig: Dyk, 1836), 340–345. 36. Origen, Commentary on the Song of Songs , 3.13.16, Commentaire sur le Cantique des cantiques , ed. and trans. Luc Brésard and Henri Crouzel, 2 vols. (Paris: Cerf, 1991–1992), 2:632–634. 37. Origen, Commentary on the Song of Songs , 3.13.16,...

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