Marcus Minucius Felix

Marcus Minucius Felix (died c. 250 AD in Rome)[1] was one of the earliest of the Latin apologists for Christianity. He was of Berber origin.[2]

Nothing is known of his personal history, and even the date at which he wrote can be only approximately ascertained as between AD 150 and 270. Jerome's De Viris Illustribus #58 speaks of him as "Romae insignis causidicus" [one of Rome's notable solicitors], but in that he is probably only improving on the expression of Lactantius[3] who speaks of him as "non ignobilis inter causidicos loci" [not unknown among solicitors].


  1. "Marcus Minucius Felix | Christian apologist". Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  2. Serralda, Vincent; Huard, André (1984). Le Berbère-- lumière de l'Occident (in French). Nouvelles Editions Latines. p. 56. ISBN 9782723302395.
  3. Institutionum divinarum v. 1.
  4. "Stoicism". Retrieved 2016-08-21.


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