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Short Name: Sedulius
Full Name: Sedulius, active 5th century
Birth Year (est.): 400
Death Year (est.): 499

Sedulius, Coelius. The known facts concerning this poet, as contained in his two letters to Macedonius, are, that in early life, he devoted himself to heathen literature; that comparatively late in life he was converted to Christianity; and that amongst his friends were Gallieanus and Perpetua. The place of his birth is generally believed to have been Rome; and the date when he flourished 450. For this date the evidence is, that he referred to the Commentaries of Jerome, who died 420; is praised by Cassiodorus, who d. 575, and by Gelasius, who was pope from 492 to 496. His works were collected, after his death, by Asterius, who was consul in 494. They are (1) Carmen Paschale, a poem which treats of the whole Gospel story; (2) Opus Paschale, a prose rendering of the former; (3) Elegia, a poem, of 110 lines, on the same subject as the Carmen; (4) Veteris et Novi Testamenti Collatio; and (5) the hymn, "A solis ortus cardine". Areval(1794) quotes 16 manuscripts of Sedulius's work, ranging in date from the 7th to the 16th century. The best edition of his Opera is that by Dr. J. Huemer, pulished. at Vienna in 1885. Areval's text is printed in Migne's Patrology: Series Latina vol. xix. This Sedulius must not be confounded with the Irish, or with the Scottish Sedulius, as is sometimes done.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Sedulius (26)sort descendingAsInstances
A solis ortus cardineSedulius (Author)5
Al turnopunkt' de sunleviĝ' kaj ĝis ekstremo de la ter'Ĉeljo Seduljo (Cœlius Sedulius) (Author)5
Christum wir sollen loben schonCoelius Sedulius (Author)11
Crudelis Herodes, Deum RegemCoelius Sedulius (Author)5
From east to west, from shore to shoreCoelius Sedulius (Author)27
From lands that see the sun ariseCoelius Sedulius (Author)6
From the far blazing gate of mornCoelius Sedulius (Author)2
From where the rising sun ascendsCoelius Sedulius (Author)1
From where the rising sun goes forthCoelius Sedulius (Author)1
Hostis Herodes impieSedulius, Presbyter (Author)2
How vain the cruel Herod's fearCoelius Sedulius (Author)7
How vain was impious Herod’s dreadCaelius Sedulius (Author)2
Lobsinget Gott und schweiget nicht ruehmt dieSedulius, Coelius (Author)1
Lof ske dig, Krist! vår konung båldC. Sedulius, d. före 450 (Author)2
Now praise we Christ the holy oneCoelius Sedulius (Author)4
O Cruel Herod! Why thus fearCoelius Sedulius (Author)7
O Jesus Krist, som Manddom togCælius Sedulius (Author)2
Stala se jest vec predivnaCoelius Sedulius (Author)2
The star proclaims the King is hereSedulius, Coelius (Author)6
V'r glad, du hellige kristenhedCoelius Sedulius (Author)2
Was fürchtest du, Feind Herodes, sehrCoelius Sedulius (Author)12
When Christ's appearing was made knownCaelius Sedulius, 5th cent. (Author)10
Why cruel Herod dost thou fearCoelius Sedulius (Author)2
Why, Herod, unrelenting foeCaelius Sedulius (Author)1
Why, impious Herod, should’st thou fearCaelius Sedulius (Author)3
Why, impious Herod, vainly fearCoelius Sedulius (Author)3

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