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n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) A disciple of Hermogenes, an heretical teacher who lived in Africa near the close of the second century. He held matter to be the fountain of all evil, and that souls and spirits are formed of corrupt matter.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(28) While not cited specifically, the sources for this lex and ius were the late third-century Gregorian and Hermogenian Codes; extracts from the commentaries and legal opinions of the third-century jurists Marcian, Ulpian, and Paul; the Theodosian Code (CTh); and some post-Theodosian Novels.
For imperial decrees originally collected in the Gregorian and Hermogenian Codes, as well as the opinions of Papinian and Ulpian, we must rely primarily on later, often highly interpolated, versions collected in Justinian's Codex and Digest of 533/4.