Short Name: Sedulius
Full Name: Sedulius, active 5th century
Birth Year (est.): 400
Death Year (est.): 499

Sedulius, Coelius. The known facts concerning this poet, as contained in his two letters to Macedonius, are, that in early life, he devoted himself to heathen literature; that comparatively late in life he was converted to Christianity; and that amongst his friends were Gallieanus and Perpetua. The place of his birth is generally believed to have been Rome; and the date when he flourished 450. For this date the evidence is, that he referred to the Commentaries of Jerome, who died 420; is praised by Cassiodorus, who d. 575, and by Gelasius, who was pope from 492 to 496. His works were collected, after his death, by Asterius, who was consul in 494. They are (1) Carmen Paschale, a poem which treats of the whole Gospel story; (2) Opus Paschale, a prose rendering of the former; (3) Elegia, a poem, of 110 lines, on the same subject as the Carmen; (4) Veteris et Novi Testamenti Collatio; and (5) the hymn, "A solis ortus cardine". Areval(1794) quotes 16 manuscripts of Sedulius's work, ranging in date from the 7th to the 16th century. The best edition of his Opera is that by Dr. J. Huemer, pulished. at Vienna in 1885. Areval's text is printed in Migne's Patrology: Series Latina vol. xix. This Sedulius must not be confounded with the Irish, or with the Scottish Sedulius, as is sometimes done.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Sedulius (31)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A solis ortus cardineSedulius (Author)Latin6
Al turnopunkt' de sunleviĝ' kaj ĝis ekstremo de la ter'Ĉeljo Seduljo (Cœlius Sedulius) (Author)Esperanto5
Christum wir sollen loben schonCoelius Sedulius (Author)German15
Crudelis Herodes, Deum RegemCoelius Sedulius (Author)5
From east to west, from shore to shoreSedulius (Author)English29
From lands that see the sun ariseCoelius Sedulius (Author)English5
From the faint dayspring's eastern goalSedulius (Author)English2
From the far blazing gate of mornSedulius (Author)English3
From where the rising sun ascendsCoelius Sedulius (Author)1
From where the rising sun goes forthCoelius Sedulius (Author)1
Hostis Herodes impieSedulius, Presbyter (Author)Latin2
How vain the cruel Herod's fearSedulius, c. 5th cent. (Author)English9
How vain was impious Herod's dreadCaelius Sedulius (Author)English2
Lobsinget Gott und schweiget nichtSedulius, Coelius (Author)German1
Lof ske dig, Krist! vår konung båldCoelius Sedulius (Author)Swedish2
Now praise we Christ the holy oneCaelius Sedulius (Author)English4
O Cruel Herod! Why thus fearCoelius Sedulius (Author)7
O Jesus Krist, som Manddom togCælius Sedulius (Author)Norwegian2
Saa laangt som Himlens Helving naarCaelius Sedulius (Author)1
Stala se jest vec predivnaCoelius Sedulius (Author)2
The star proclaims the King is hereCoelius Sedulius (Author)English7
V'r glad, du hellige kristenhedCoelius Sedulius (Author)1
Was fürchtest du, Feind Herodes, sehrCoelius Sedulius (Author)German12
When Christ's appearing was made knownCoelius Sedulius, 5th century (Author)English10
Why, cruel Herod, dost thou fear, Lest our great God and king appear?Caelius Sedulius, 5th Century (Author)English2
Why, cruel Herod, dost thou fear, That Christ, the King, is coming near?Sedulius (Author)English1
Why cruel Herod dost thou fear That God thy King is drawing near?Coelius Sedulius (Author)English2
Why, Herod, unrelenting foeCaelius Sedulius (Author)English1
Why, Herod, why the Godhead fearSedulius (Author)English2
Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fearC. Sedulius (Author)English7
Why, impious Herod, vainly fearCoelius Sedulius (Author)3

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