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Prudentius (348–c. 410)

Prudentius, Aurelius Publius Clemens (prö-den’shi-us). A Christian poet; born in Spain, 348 A.D.; died about 410. He wrote: ‘Hymns for Days and Seasons’; ‘Apotheosis,’ 1,085 hexameter verses on the divinity of Jesus Christ; ‘Hamartigenia,’ the origin of sin; ‘Psychomachia,’ virtue and vice contending for man’s soul; ‘Against Symmachus’; ‘The Martyrs’ Crowns’; ‘Diptychs,’ comprising 49 hexameter tetrastichs on Scriptural events and personages.