aelius donatus


early-4th-century bishop of Casae Nigrae in northern Africa: leader of a heretical Christian group. Compare Donatist.
Aelius, 4th century a.d, Roman grammarian. Unabridged
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Donatus (dəʊˈnɑːtəs)
1.  Auelius (ˈiːlɪəs). 4th century ad, Latin grammarian, who taught Saint Jerome; his textbook Ars Grammatica was used throughout the Middle Ages
2.  4th century ad, bishop of Carthage; leader of the Donatists, a heretical Christian sect originating in N Africa in 311 a.d

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