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Jerome's "Malice" and the "Cornicula decking itself with other birds plumage"

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Author(s): Mirković Miroslava B.

Journal: Zbornik Radova Vizantološkog Instituta
ISSN 0584-9888

Volume: 2003;
Issue: 40;
Start page: 9;
Date: 2003;
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ABSTRACT
The mutual relationship between two contemporary Christian authors, Jerome and Ambrose, has been discussed by modern scholars with differences in the conclusions about it. Jerome referred frequently to Ambrose in his literary work, including those records in which he thought on him without mentioning his name. Ambrose's writings does not contain a single word about Jerome. The fact that only Jerome mentioned Ambrose and himself was not mentioned by Ambrose means that it is not possible to discuss the personal relationship between the two, but only Jerome's opinion on Ambrose's work or his attitude to Ambrose's personality. We may safely assume that in order to protect himself against charges of being a follower of Origen, Jerome quoted other church fathers who followed Origen in their work, among others Ambrose.
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