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Chapter CVI.

Pacianus2535 bishop of Barcelona, in the Pyrenees Mountains, a man of chaste eloquence, and as distinguished by his life as by his speech, wrote various short works, among which are The Deer2536 and Against the Novatians, and died in the reign of Emperor Theodosian, in extreme old age.



Bishop about 360, died about 390.


Deer,This title has given rise to a good deal of conjecture. Fabricius’s conjecture that it referred to certain games held on the Kalends of January is doubted by Vallarsi, but appears to have been really acute, from the fact that two mss. read “The deer [Cervulus] on the Kalends of January and against other pagan games.”

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