Commodianus (Commodianus)( Latin Christian poet)
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Commodianus, Commodianus, the lifetime is not known, usually referred to in III. n. e. but not yet excluded a much later date, the Latin Christian poet. Born, probably in Gaza, and perhaps - in Carthage or Gaul of Samothrace. In adulthood to Christianity. Author didactic poems Instructions (Instructiones) and apologetic song (Carmen apologeticum). Two books Teachings cover 80 gekzametricheskih acrostics. Book I was apologetic in nature and was intended to enlighten the Gentiles and Jews. Book II is addressed to Christians who are reminded of their different responsibilities and different life situations, it is a kind of Christian ethics. In apologetic song (1060 hexameters) K. trying to draw the Gentiles and Jews, not only setting out the principles of Christian doctrine, but also describing the imminent end of the world and the Last Judgment. Works By. were intended for an uneducated reader. Their language is a variant of Vulgar Latin, was full of irregularities, and the hexameter is far from the classical designs.