Auspicius of Toul

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Auspicius of Toul was a bishop of Toul and poet of the later fifth century.

He is known for iambic verse based on stress (rather than quantity, as in the classical Latin prosody); this was an innovation of his time.[1] A verse letter of his from around 470 survives, praising Arbogast, count of Trier.[2]


  1. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Hymnody and Hymnology
  2. ^ Penny MacGeorge, Late Roman Warlords (2002), p. 75.