Fortunatianus of Aquileia

An African, bishop of Aquileia at the time Emperor Constantius and Pope Liberius (Jerome, De vir. inl. 97), Fortunatianus took part in the synod of Serdica in 343 as an ally of Athanasius and Marcellus of Ancyra. After the synod he was hosted for several months by Athanasius and Hosius of Cordoba, with whom he celebrated Easter 345 in Aquileia. Under political pressure of Emperor Constantius II, he signed the condemnation of Athanasius in 353. (Charles Kannengiesser, Handbook of Patristic Exegesis, vol. II, The Bible in Ancient Christianity 1 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2004) 1035. See also J. Quasten, Patrology, vol. 4 (Notre Dame IN: Christian Classics, 1983) 572.)


  • [Clavis 104] Commentarii in Euangelia
    • Edition: PLS, 1.2 (1958) 217-219, 239. — Wilmart, A. and B. Bischoff (eds.), CCL 9 (1957) 365-370. — Trettel, G. (ed.), Fortunaziano, vescovo di Aquileia: Commenti ai vangeli; Cromazio, vescovo di Aquileia: Sermoni, Scrittori della Chiesa di Aquileia = Corpus scriptorum ecclesiae aquileiensis 4.1 (Roma: Città nuova, 2004).
    • Translation: Trettel, above.

Secondary references

  • Wilmart, A., ‘La question du pape Libère’, Revue bénédictine 28 (1908) 31-78.
  • Wilmart, A., ‘Duex expositions d’un évêque Fortunat sur l’Évanglie’, Revue bénédictine 32 (1920) 160-174.
  • Bischoff, B., ‘Wendepunkte in der Geschichte der lateinischen Exegese im Frühmittelalter’, Sacris Erudiri VI (1954) 238-240.
  • Gamber, K., ‘Die älteste abendländische Evangelien-Perikopenliste, vermutlich von Bischof Fortunatinus von Aquileia’, Münchener Theologische Zeitschrift 13 (1962) 180-201.

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