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E02536: Isidore of Seville in his Latin Chronicle written in two redactions in 615/616 and 626 mentions *Martin (ascetic and bishop of Tours, ob. 397 S00050) and his miraculous powers during the reign of Gratian and Valentinian II (378-383).

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Isidore of Seville, Chronicle 355

Martinus episcopus Turonorum Galliae ciuitatis multis miraculorum signis effulsit.

'Martin, the bishop of Tours, the city in Gaul, shone out with many miraculous signs.'

Text: Martín 2003, 170-171. Translation: Koon and Wood 2008.
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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History

Evidence ID

E02536

Saint Name

Martin, ascetic and bishop of Tours (Gaul), ob. 397 : S00050

Saint Name in Source

Martinus

Type of Evidence

Literary - Other narrative texts (including Histories)

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

615

Evidence not after

626

Activity not before

371

Activity not after

397

Place of Evidence - Region

Iberian Peninsula

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Seville

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Seville Osset Osset Osen (castrum) Osser castrum

Major author/Major anonymous work

Isidore of Seville

Cult Activities - Miracles

Miracle during lifetime

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - bishops

Source

Isidore, bishop of Seville (Iberian Peninsula) composed his Chronica maiora first in 615/616 during the reign of Sisebut. Then he revised and lengthened it in 626 during the reign of Swinthila (see Koon and Wood 2008, and Martín 2005).

Discussion

Isidore in the Chronicle inserts the dates from the creation of the world which he correlates with the dates of the reign of kings and emperors. The note about Martin of Tours is dated by him to the reign of Gratian and Valentinian II, which ended in 5581 or 5582 year of the creation (depending on the redaction of the Chronicle). The note looks identical in both redactions. Isidore derived the information from Prosper of Aquitaine, Chronicle 1175 (E03529).

Bibliography

Editions: J.C. Martín, Isidori Hispalensis Chronica (Corpus Christianorum Series Latina 112; Turnhout 2003). T. Mommsen, Isidori Iunioris episcopi Hispalensis Chronica maiora ed. primum ad a. DCXV (615) (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores antiquissimi 11; Berlin 1894), 424-488. Translation: S. Koon, and J. Wood, "The Chronica Maiora of Isidore of Seville: An introduction and translation", e-Spania 6 (2008); e-spania.revues.org/15552 ; DOI: 10.4000/e-spania.15552. Further reading: J.C. Martín, "Les remaniements de la second rédaction de la Chronique d’Isidore de Séville: typologie et motivations", Revue bénédictine 115 (2005), 5-26.

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