Victor of Tunnuna

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Historian, bishop of Tunnuna (near Carthage?); d. Constantinople, c. 567. He was imprisoned in the Balearics by justinian i and exiled to Egypt in 555 for his defense of the three chapters. justin ii imprisoned him and five other bishops in monasteries near Constantinople in 565 when they still refused to recant. In his last years Victor composed a chronicle from the Creation to 566, revising and continuing that of prosper of aquitaine. The extant part of Victor's chronicle (443566), like Prosper's, deals with religious controversies, beginning with Eutyches in 447. Victor records events in Rome, Carthage, and the Eastern patriarchates, and along the barbarian frontier. His chronology follows consular years until 563 when, with errors, he adopts imperial years. john of biclaro continued his chronicle and maximus of saragossa probably revised it. After Isidore of Seville it was neglected. Another Victor (of Cartenna) probably wrote the Liber de paenitentia (Patrologia Latina, ed. J. P. Migne 17:9711004).

Bibliography: isidore of seville, De viris illustribus, ch.38. t. mommsen, Monumenta Germaniae Auctores antiquissimi (Berlin 1825) 11:163206. o. bardenhewer, Geschichte der altkirchlichen Literatur, 5 v. (Freiburg 19131932) 5:329331. g. bardy, Dictionnaire de théologie catholique, ed. a. vacant, 15 v. (Paris 190350; Tables générales 1951) 15.2:288081.

[e. p. colbert]