The purpose of this note is to enlighten an unnoticed reprise of Prudentius’ Dittochaeon in Arator’s Historia apostolica, which could enrich the dossier of Arator’s literary models and represent a peculiar case of interplay between biblical hypotext and poetic intertext in the poem.
Cf. GreenLatin Epics307. The biblical verse was since Tertullian (Scorp. 13 1; adv. Marc. 5 1 5) regularly referred to Paul (so rightly Schwind Arator-Studien 129 n. 149) but such a quotation seems unparalleled in poetry.