Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 677
Presbyter Avitus from the Iberian Peninsula translates Lucian`s "Revelation of saint Stephen" and sends it to the West, along with a letter, through the presbyter Orosius. Account in the "Lives of Illustrious Men" by Gennadius of Marseille, writing in Marseille (Gaul), ca AD 490.
AVITUS presbyter, homo Hispani generis, ante relatam Luciani presbyteri scripturam in Latinum transtulit sermonem et adiecta epistula sua, per Orosium presbyterum, Occidentalibus dedit.
(ed. E. Cushing Richardson 1896)
Presbyter Avitus, a man of Spanish origin, translated the above mentioned [i.e. XLVII LUCIANUS] work of the presbyter Lucianus into Latin, and sent it with his letter annexed, through the [hand of] the presbyter Orosius, to the West.
(trans. by E. Cushing Richardson, changed by J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • East
  • Iberian Peninsula

About the source:

Author: Gennadius of Marseille
Title: De viris illustribus, Lives of Illustrious Men, De viris inlustribus, On the lives of famous men On the Lives of Famous Men
Origin: Marseille (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The "Lives of Illustrious Men" by Gennadius of Marseille is the continuation of Jerome`s work bearing the same title. It contains 99 additional additional entries on different famous ecclesiestatics. It was written in the end of 5th century. At one point Gennadius writes that the death of presbyter and monk Theodore (Theodulus) of Coelesyria  occured `three years ago, in the reign of Zeno` (died AD 491). Gennadius also knows that pope Gelasius died (AD 496) and Julianus Pomerius is considered alive (d. AD 498). Therefore, Gennadius composed majority of his work most probably in the first half of the 490s.
E. Cushing Richardson ed., Hieronymus liber De viris inlustribus; Gennadius liber De viris inlustribus, Leipzig 1896, 57-97.


Languages used - Greek
Writing activity - Correspondence
Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Another presbyter
Writing activity
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER677,