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Marius Victorinus (fl. 4th century AD)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B072-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Gaius Marius Victorinus was a rhetorician active in Rome in the fourth century ad. Classically educated and with an interest in philosophy, he converted to Christianity late in life and transferred his philosophical interests to Christian works. Strongly influenced by Neoplatonism, particularly by the works of Plotinus and Porphyry, he sought to articulate Christian concepts such as the Trinity in Neoplatonic terms. His writings on the Trinity and the soul influenced Augustine and other patristic philosophers.

Citing this article:
Kenney, John Peter. Marius Victorinus (fl. 4th century AD), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B072-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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