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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Caesarius, bishop of Arles, ob. 542

Saint ID


Number in BH

BHL 1508-1510

Reported Death Not Before


Reported Death Not After


Type of Saint
Bishops , Monastic founders, Ascetics/monks/nuns, Miracle-workers in lifetime
Related Evidence Records
E00804Letter to Bishop Nicetius of Trier (eastern Gaul) from an Abbot Florianus (Austrasian Letter 5), asking him to pray that the deceased *Ennodius (bishop of Pavia, ob. 521, S00492), *Caesarius (bishop of Arles, ob. 542, S00491), and *Theodatus, Florianus' predecessor as abbot (S00563), will become patrons of the author in heaven, and that through their intercession he will gain the patronage of *Ambrose (bishop of Milan, ob. 397, S00490). Also contains an allusion to *Maximinus (bishop of Trier, ob. c. 347, S00465) and *Paulinus (bishop of Trier, ob. 358, S00427). Written in Latin, probably in northern Italy, 548/552.
E06245Venantius Fortunatus, in a poem on virginity (8.3), when describing the court of heaven lists numerous saints with the cities of their resting-place. Written in Latin in Gaul, probably in the early 570s.
E06283The Life of *Caesarius (bishop of Arles, ob. 542, S00491), records in two books the bishop's life, miracles (several through objects that had been in contact with the saint), and death. Several churches and feasts in Arles are mentioned. Written in Latin by five clerics of the ecclesiastical province of Arles (southern Gaul), 542/5.
E06482The Martyrdom of *Praeiectus (bishop and martyr of Clermont, ob. 676, S02425) records the saint's life, martyrdom (alongside his companion Amarinus) and miracles. Written in Latin, probably at or near Clermont (central Gaul), c. 680/700.