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Bibil Identifier bibil:245070
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Life in the cemetery: Boniface I and the catacomb of Maximus
Author Dunn, Geoffrey D.
Journal Augustinianum. Periodicum quadrimestre Collegi Internationalis Augustiniani (Volume: 55, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 137-157 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Liber pontificalis records that, during the disputed Roman episcopal election, which started at the end of 418 and lasted several months, between Eulalius and Boniface, the latter took up residence in the cemetery of Felicity when the two candidates were expelled from the city. It also records Boniface, after his ultimate victory as legitimate bishop, refurbishing this cemetery and eventually being buried there. Although Liber pontificalis is wrong on a number of points with regard to the disputed election, as revealed through letters preserved in the Collectio Avellana, there is no reason to doubt Boniface’s attraction to this martyrial complex on the via Salaria nova. This paper considers the catacomb and Boniface’s connection with it in the context of what we know about Roman episcopal burials of the early fifth century.
DOI 10.5840/agstm20155516
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Rome
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Funeral Rites
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