Juvencus, Caius Vectius Aquilinus

, one of the first Christian poets, was born of an illustrious family in Spain, and lived, according to Jerom, in the time of Constantine, about the year 330. He wrote the “Life of Christ,” in Latin verse, in four books, following the four evangelists faithfully, and almost word by word; but his poetry is in a bad style, and his Latin not pure. This work, which is entitled “Historiae Evangelicse, lib. iv.” may be found in the library of the Fathers, the “Latin Poets” of Venice, 1502, 4to, and the “Corpus Poetarum.” The best edition of it separately is that of Rome, 1792, 4to. 2


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