Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 692
Presbyter Claudian from Vienne (Gaul), a skilled debater, wrote three books "On the condition and substance of the soul," late 5th c. Account in the "Lives of Illustrious Men" by Gennadius of Marseille, writing in Marseille (Gaul), ca 490.
CLAUDIANUS, Viennensis ecclesiae presbyter, vir ad loquendum artifex et ad disputandum subtilis, conposuit tres quasi De statu vel substantia animae libros, in quibus agit intentione, quatenus ostendat esse aliquid incorporeum praeter Deum.
(ed. E. Cushing Richardson 1896)
Claudian, presbyter of the Church of Vienne, a master of an art of speaking, and an excellent debater, composed three, as it were, books On the condition and substance of the soul, in which he discusses how far anything is incorporeal except God.
(trans. by E. Cushing Richardson, changed by J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Vienne

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.


Functions within the Church - Urban presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
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, ER692,