Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
PR 269

Paulinus, presbyter and later bishop at Nola (South Italy), 4th-5th c.

Reference to prosopography: PCBE Italie 2: Meropius Pontius Paulinus 1

Chronological and
geographical framework:

Born: 345 - 354 in Bordeaux (Gaul),
buried in Nola (Italy south of Rome and Sicily),
Attested presbyterial activity: 394 - 410 in Nola (Italy south of Rome and Sicily), Barcelona (Iberian Peninsula),


Social origin or status - Social elite
Family life - Marriage
Family life - Permanent relationship continued after ordination
Family life - Separation/Divorce
Family life - Offspring
Food/Clothes/Housing - Food and drink
Food/Clothes/Housing - Hairstyle
Entertainment - Secular reading
Travel and change of residence
Further ecclesiastical career - Bishop
Functions within the Church - Wandering presbyter/Without office
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Described by a title - Sacerdos/ἱερεύς
Reasons for ordination - Involuntary ordination
Impediments or requisits for the office - Monastic rule
Act of ordination
Ritual activity - Eucharist
Ritual activity - Concelebration
Ritual activity - Celebrating feasts
Ecclesiastical administration - Construction/Renovation
Public functions and offices before ordination
Economic status and activity - Ownership or possession of land
Economic status and activity - Indication of wealth
Economic status and activity - Gift
Economic status and activity - Slave ownership
Reverenced by
Disrespected by
Relation with - Wife
Relation with - Monarch and royal/imperial family
Relation with - Slave/Servant
Relation with - Monk/Nun
Relation with - Woman
Former ecclesiastical career - None
Writing activity
Monastic or common life
Equal prerogatives of presbyters and bishops
Theoretical considerations - On priesthood
Described by a title - Senior
Theoretical considerations - On church hierarchy
Education - Theological interest
Devotion - Veneration of saints and relics
Devotion - Pilgrimage
Devotion - Ascetic practice
Devotion - Reading the Bible and devotional literature
Pastoral activity - Preaching
Public functions and offices after ordination - Public trustee/Mediator
Described by a title - Pastor
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