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Prudentius (Aurelius Clemens Prudentius)prōdĕnˈshəs, b. 348, Christian Latin poet, b. Spain. He wrote a number of hymns, occasional Christian lyrics, and poems on saints. Although he held a high place at the Roman court, he eventually retired to devote himself to religion.

See B. M. Peebles, The Poet Prudentius (1951).

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