Claudianus Ecdicius Mamertus

, a learned presbyter of Vienna, flourished about the year 460. He is celebrated for his eloquence and his general knowledge; and particularly for his acquaintance with the dialectics of Aristotle, which were made use of by the orthodox fathers, as weapons both offensive and defensive, against heretics. He wrote on the state of the soul, “De statu animte, lib. tres,” printed by Mosellanus, Basil, 1520, 4to, and afterwards reprinted in the collections of the fathers, as well as separately. A hymn in praise of Christ has been | attributed to him, and as we have already noticed, to Claudian the poet. 1


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