Vossius, Gerard

Vossius, Gerard theologian, papal prothonotary and provost of Tongern, a comprehensively learned man in the Greek and Latin languages, and a patristical scholar, was born about the middle of the 16th century, the place of his birth being wholly unknown. He published a Latin edition of Chrysostom's Orations; an oration by Theodoret on benevolence, in Greek and Latin, accompanied with various readings and notes; the works and life of Gregory Thaumaturgus; the writings of Ephraem (1589); and the De Consideratione of St. Bernard, with commentary (1594). He also edited Gesta et Monum. Gregorii IX, with scholia (1586); and other less important works, as Rhetoricae Artis Methodus, and Comment. in Sonium Scipionis. Just before his death be undertook an edition of the works of St. Leo, which was not completed. He died March 25,1609.

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