Altercatio Heracliani
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The Altercatio Heracliani cum Germinio is a brief Latin dialogue, purportedly recounting a public debate that took place on Friday, Jan 13, 366 CE, in the Balkan city of Sirmium between the local bishop, Germinius, and a trio of Christian laymen, led by an otherwise obscure individual named Heraclianus. A critical edition was published in 1883 (Caspari, 1883, 133–147), based on two manuscripts from the 10th and 12th centuries, in which this text is pre…

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Flower, Richard, “Altercatio Heracliani”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000120>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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