Attention!
Take your personal ministry to the Next Level by helping StudyLight build churches and supporting pastors in Uganda.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Dictionaries

A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

Secundinus, a Poet

Secundinus (11), a poet, a contemporary and correspondent of Sidonius Apollinaris ( Ep. v. 8) who apparently highly esteemed Secundinus as a writer of hexameter verse on minor subjects, such as royal hunting parties and marriages. Secundinus afterwards attempted satire, and Sidonius highly commends a composition in hendecasyllabic metre, urging him to continue this kind of composition. It appears ( Ep. ii. 10) that some of his hexameters were inscribed upon the wall of the basilica built at Lyons by Patiens (bishop c. 451–491), and he may have been one of the many minor poets who flourished at Lyons in the latter half of 5th cent.

[H.A.W.]

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Wace, Henry. Entry for 'Secundinus, a Poet'. A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hwd/s/secundinus-a-poet.html. 1911.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V Z