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Eugippius
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(born c. 460 [467?], died shortly after 533). In 482 Eugippius became a monk at Favianis (Mautern an der Donau). In 488, as Riparian Noricum was being evacuated, he and the other monks went to Italy; in 492/496 he became abbot of the monastery at Castellum Lucullanum near Naples. In addition to the Vita Severini (511), he compiled a selection of excerpts from the works of Augustine in 338 chapters, widely read in the Middle Ages, and a monastic rule. The Vita Severini is our most important source for the last years of Roman rule in what is today Upper Austria. …

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Hartmann, Wilfried, “Eugippius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04723>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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