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E02811: Augustine of Hippo (North Africa), preaches in Latin a sermon for the feast of the *Quadratus (martyr and bishop in Utica, S01324). Sermon 306D, preached in an unknown location in North Africa between AD 397 and 430.

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posted on 2017-05-15, 00:00 authored by robert
Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 306D

[Sermo de natale sancti Quadrati

'Sermon on the Birthday of Saint Saint Quadratus']

In this sermons Augustine tells in general terms about the example given by the martyrs, in one passage referring to them as ex omni parte quadrati 'squared on every side', meaning perfect (§ 4).

Text: Patrologiae Latinae Supplementum 2, 788. Translation: Hill 1994, 45. Summary: Robert Wiśniewski.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Quadratus, martyr in Utica : S01324

Type of Evidence

Literary - Other narrative texts (including Histories)


  • Latin

Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Latin North Africa

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Carthage Carthago Karthago قرطاج‎ Qarṭāj Mçidfa Carthage

Major author/Major anonymous work

Augustine of Hippo

Cult activities - Liturgical Activity

  • Service for the Saint

Cult activities - Festivals

  • Saint’s feast

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - bishops


This sermon cannot be dated with any precision.


More about Quadratus in Augustine's Sermon 306C: E002793.


Text: Hamman, A., Patrologiae Latinae Supplementum, vol. 2 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1960). Translation: Hill, E., The Works of Saint Augustine. A Translation for the 21st Century, vol. III 9, Sermons 306-340A on the Saints (New York: New City Press, 1994).

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    Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity