Prosper of Aquitaine

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Prosper of Aquitaine (390-455) was a layman, but was an ardent disciple of Augustine of Hippo. By 417 he arrived in Marseilles as a refugee from Aquitaine in the aftermath of the Gothic invasions of Gaul. In 429 he was corresponding with Augustine and in 431 he appeared in Rome to appeal to Pope Celestine I regarding the teachings of Augustine. In his work Epitoma chronicon, Prosper gives detailed coverage of political events including  Attila’s invasions of Gaul (451) and Italy (452).  

Writings:

  • De vocatione omnium gentium
  • De gratia Dei et libero arbitrio
  • Epitoma chronico

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