Saturday, 11 April 2015

Florian Zacher: Analysing the correspondence of Marius Victorinus with Candidus as a literary unity (Cand. epist. I - Adv. Ar. Ia)

In addition to stylistic and doctrinal arguments, a careful analysis of the composition of the letters to and from Candidus can provide new evidence for the fictitious nature of Cand. epist. I (De generatione divina). A greater emphasis on the literary form and train of thought of his works helps to understand Marius Victorinus as a whole. There is no need to divide him into Marius Victorinus the philosopher and Marius Victorinus the theologian. His works have to be interpreted as literary and doctrinal unities, not mere additions of translated Greek sources.

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