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Fulge'ntius, Fa'bius Planci'ades (not PLACIADES), a Latin grammarian of uncertain date, probably not earlier than the sixth century after Christ. Works Fulgentius' barbarous and inflated style yields strong indications of African origin, but he must by no means be confounded with Fulgentius, who was bishop of Ruspe about the year A. D. 508, nor with Fulgentius Ferrandus, a pupil of that prelate. Three works which bear evident marks of the same hand are ascribed to Fabius Planciades Fulgentius. I. Mythologiarum Libri III. ad Catum Presbyterum. A collection of the most remarkable tales connected with the history and exploits of gods and heroes. A few incidents derived from sources now no longer accessible may be gathered here and there from this generally worthless compilation; but the attempts to rationalise the legends are characterised by the wildest extravagance, while the Greek etymologies of proper names are perfect portents of folly or ignorance. Editions The Editio Pri
Britain but to Armorica, and bring forward strong evidence to prove that Bonavem Taberniae is Boulogne-sur-mer on the coast of Picardy. The arguments are stated very fully in Lanigan's Eccle siastical History of Ireland, chapter iii. According to several of the most ancient national authorities the mission of St. Patrick commenced during the reign of Laoghaire, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages (A. D. 429-458); but the book of Lecan places him under Lughaidh, a son of the former (A. D. 484-508), while the Annals of Connaught assign his birth to A. D. 336, and his captivity to A. D. 352. Mr. Petrie, in his learned dissertation on the History and Antiquities of Tara Hill, enters deeply into the investigation, and arrives at the conclusion that if we assume that there was a second Patrick in Ireland during the fifth century, and that many of the acts of the first or great St. Patrick have been falsely ascribed to his namesake and successor, then Irish as well as foreign testimonies ne