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E04362: Augustine of Hippo delivers Latin sermons on feasts of martyrs, referring to their sufferings. Sermons 331-334, preached possibly in Hippo, at an unknown date between 391 and 430.

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posted on 2017-11-13, 00:00 authored by robert
Augustine of Hippo, Sermons 331-334

These sermons are presented as preached on the yearly feasts of martyrs. They do refer to the martyrs and their sufferings, but do not name any specific person, place of martyrdom or form of cult.

Summary: Robert Wiśniewski.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Martyrs, unnamed or name lost : S00060

Type of Evidence

Literary - Sermons/Homilies


  • Latin

Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Latin North Africa

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hippo Regius

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

Hippo Regius 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


These sermons cannot be dated with any certainty; they were possibly preached in Hippo, Augustine's episcopal see, or some other place in which some martyrs was venerated.


Text: Migne, J.P., Patrologia Latina 38 (Paris, 1865). Translation: Hill, E. The Works of Saint Augustine. A Translation for the 21st Century, vol. III 9, Sermons 306-340A for the Saints (New York: New City Press, 1994). Dating: Kunzelmann, A., "Die Chronologie der sermones des hl. Augustinus," Miscellanea Agostiniana, vol. 2 (Rome: Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1931), 417-452.

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    Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity