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date: 24 November 2020

Lactantius (c. 250–c. 325), Christian apologist. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

A pupil of *Arnobius, Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius was appointed by *Diocletian as a teacher of rhetoric at Nicomedia. He is generally thought to have been a convert to Christianity, but the date of his conversion is disputed; he had certainly lost his post at the time when persecution broke out in ... ...

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