Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church (The Complete Eight Volumes in One). Amazon Kindle Edition, 2014.
Volume 2, Ante-Nicene Christianity A.D. 100-325, “Chapter 13. Ecclesiastical Literature of the Ante-Nicene Age, and Biographical Sketches of the Church Fathers.” sec. 159-204.
§ 201. Commodian.
Schaff identifies Commodian as a North African who converted to Christianity due to study of Scripture. He was probably a clergyman (Schaff 2014, loc. 23452, par. 2). He is known to have written two poetic works, in inferior Latin. Schaff considers them "theologically worthless, but not unimportant for the history of practical Christianity" (Schaff 2014, loc. 23458, par. 3). They show theology of the time as well as linguistic transitions of the period. Schaff describes the two poems and their content. The works are focused on eschatology and warnings to those who do not live in light of the end.