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The remarks of the rector recall the saying of Lactantius, "literati non habent fidem."

This power of silencing oracles, and putting the devils to flight, is also attested by Arnobius, Lactantius, Prudentius, Minutius, Felix, and several others.

Women to avoid barrenness, were to sit on this filthy image, as the source of fruitfulness; for which Lactantius and Augustine justly deride the heathens.

The first books in which any Greek type occurs are Cicero's Offices, printed by Faust and Schoeffer in 1465, directly after the resumption of their establishment; and Lactantius, printed the same year by Sweynheim and Pannartz, in the monastery of Soubiaco at Rome.

And he quotes Lactantius as comparing poetry with the Scriptures.

This writer was Lactantius; and with his words, as singularly applicable to the present occasion, I shall conclude: "Quid tam horribile," says he, "tam tetrum, quam hominis trucidatio?

Lactantius, in his book of wisdom, proves them to be dizzards, fools, asses, madmen, so full of absurd and ridiculous tenets, and brain-sick positions, that to his thinking never any old woman or sick person doted worse.

Where is fear and sorrow," there Lactantius stiffly maintains, "wisdom cannot dwell," "qui cupiet, metuet quoque porro, Qui metuens vivit, liber mihi non erit unquam.

Socrates, whom all the world so much magnified, is by Lactantius and Theodoret condemned for a fool.

Many excellent questions appertain to this sense, discussed by philosophers: as whether this sight be caused intra mittendo, vel extra mittendo, &c., by receiving in the visible species, or sending of them out, which Plato, Plutarch, Macrobius, Lactantius and others dispute.

1. de Anima, Tertullian, Lactantius de opific.

3, Origen, Tertullian, Lactantius, and many ancient Fathers of the Church: that in their fall their bodies were changed into a more aerial and gross substance.

3 et 23; but be where he will, he rageth while he may to comfort himself, as [1220] Lactantius thinks, with other men's falls, he labours all he can to bring them into the same pit of perdition with him.

Lactantius, 2 instit., will exclude "fear from a wise man:" others except all, some the greatest passions.

Arnobius, lib. 7, adversus gentes, Lactantius, lib. 5. cap.

But Lactantius l. 6. c. 7. de vero cultu, calls it a detestable opinion, and fully confutes it, lib.

'Tis the same devil still, called heretofore Apollo, Mars, Neptune, Venus, Aesculapius, &c. as Lactantius lib.

Aesculapius his son had his temples erected to his deity, and did many famous cures; but, as Lactantius holds, he was a magician, a mere impostor, and as his successors, Phaon, Podalirius, Melampius, Menecrates, (another God), by charms, spells, and ministry of bad spirits, performed most of their cures.

Many such stories I find in several [4680]authors to confirm this which I have said; as that more notable amongst the rest, of Philinium and Machates in Phlegon's Tract, de rebus mirabilibus, and though many be against it, yet I, for my part, will subscribe to Lactantius, lib. 14.

Maximinus elected emperor, &c. Branchus the son of Apollo, whom he begot of Jance, Succron's daughter (saith Lactantius), when he kept King Admetus' herds in Thessaly, now grown a man, was an earnest suitor to his mother to know his father; the nymph denied him, because Apollo had conjured her to the contrary; yet overcome by his importunity at last she sent him to his father; when he came into Apollo's presence, malas

And as those old Romans had several distinct gods, for divers offices, persons, places, so have they saints, as Lavater well observes out of Lactantius, mutato nomine tantum, 'tis the same spirit or devil that deludes them still.

[6510]Morneus), "their poets make gods," et quos adorant in templis, ludunt in Theatris, as Lactantius scoffs.

there likewise exploded, Mactant opimas et pingues hostias deo quasi esurienti, profundunt vina tanquam sitienti, lumina accendunt velut in tenebris agenti (Lactantius, lib.

Idem Lactantius de Romanis et Graecis.

Lactantius 2. de origins erroris cap.

Varro, Lactantius, Aug. 1659.


Tertullian, Lactantius, even St. Augustine himself, quote his words with marked admiration, and St. Jerome appeals to him as "our Seneca."

"Accordingly," says Lactantius, one of the Christian Fathers, "he has said many things like ourselves concerning God."

[Footnote 18: Lactantius, Divin.

[Footnote: D. 72 a passage ostensibly from Ezra, but probably an apocryphal addition, perhaps from Preaching of Peter; same quotation in Lactantius.]

The Christian Cicero, Lucius Coelius Lactantius (died 330).

I subjoin the original hymn, which is supposed to have been composed by Lactantius.

And the same is affirmed by Origen and Lactantius; and St. Hilary thus expostulates: "Since we are to give account for every idle word, shall we long for the day of judgment, wherein we must, every one of us, pass that unwearied fire in which those grievous punishments for expiating the soul from sins must be endured; for to such as have been baptized with the Holy Ghost it remaineth that they be consummated with the fire of judgment."

In view of these explicit statements it is difficult to see what the Church Father Lactantius meant by asserting (de Vero Cultu, 23): Non enim, sicut iuris publici ratio est, sola mulier adultera est, quae habet alium; maritus autem, etiamsi plures habeat, a crimine adulterii solutus est.

And is there any published edition of the hexameter poem by Lactantius, which is said by Stephens to have suggested the first idea of this beautiful Anglo-Saxon poem? SELEUCUS.

Laceration, ii. 106; iii. 419, n. 1. Lactantius, iii. 133.

With Tertullian, St Jerome, and St Augustine he was of course acquainted, but of Lactantius, Prudentius, Sedulius, St Fortunatus, Duns Scotus, Hibernicus exul, Angilbert, Milo, &c., he was obliged to admit he knew nothingeven the names were unknown to him.

And whom do you speak of next?" "I pass on to St Cyprian and Lactantius; to the latter I attribute the beautiful poem of the Phoenix.

After Lactantius comes St Ambrose, St Jerome, and St Augustine.

"Hippolitus" is added to the authorities in the MS.; and in the English, p. 36., "Anastasius Sinaiti, S. Gaudentius, Q. Julius Hilarius, Isidorus Hispalensis, and Cassiodorus," are inserted after Lactantius, in both.

The Latin ascribed to Lactantius, is printed in the Variourum edition of Claudian, and, I believe, in the editions of Lactantius. Jan. 30, 1850.

The Latin ascribed to Lactantius, is printed in the Variourum edition of Claudian, and, I believe, in the editions of Lactantius. Jan. 30, 1850.

The Latin poem, in hexameters and pentameters, attributed to Lactantius, is given at the foot of the page.

It will be found at the end of the works of Lactantius, in the small edition by Fritzsche (Lipsiรฆ, 1842).

C.W.G. Lay of the Phoenix."SELEUCUS" (No. 13, p. 203.) asks, "Is there any published edition of the hexameter poem by Lactantius, which is said to have suggested the idea of the Anglo-Saxon Lay of the Phoenix?"

This poem is not in hexameter, but in elegiac verse; and though, on account of its brevity, we could not expect that it would have been separately published, it is to be found very commonly at the end of the works of Lactantius; for example, in three editions before me, Basil.

A contemporary witness, Lactantius, describes the causes of this popular outbreak in the following words: "So enormous had the imposts become, that the tillers' strength was exhausted; fields became deserts and farms were changed into forests.

But there was no attraction in this dissolution, continued after Tertullian's death by his pupil, Saint Cyprian, by Arnobius and by Lactantius.

LACTANTIUS, a Christian apologist of the early part of the 14th century, who, from his eloquent advocacy of the Christian faith, was styled the Christian Cicero; he was a pagan born, and by profession a rhetorician.