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ANTERUS, an´te-rus: Bishop of Rome in the third century, successor of Pontianus. According to the Catalogus Liberianus, he was consecrated Nov. 21, 235; the divergent account of Eusebius (Hist. eccl., VI. xxix. 1), which makes him enter upon his office in the reign of Gordianus, is of less authority. After a pontificate of little over a month, he died Jan. 3, 236. The stone placed over his grave in the cemetery of Calixtus was discovered in 1854.

(A. Hauck).

Bibliography: Liber pontificalis, ed. Duchesne, i. 147, Paris, 1886.

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