3. The One-eyed (ὁ Μονόφθαλμος
), the pupil and successor in the See of Caesarea of Eusebius A. D. 340, whose life he wrote. (Socrates, Hist. Eccl.
He was able, learned, and unscrupulous.
At first a Semi-Arian like his master, he founded afterwards the Homoean party and was condemned by the Semi-Arians at Seleucia, A. D. 359. (Socrates, Hist. Eccl.
2.39. 40 ; Sozomen, Hist. Eccl.
He subsequently became the associate of Aetius [AETIUS
], the author of the Anomoeon, then deserted him at the command of Constantius, and, under the Catholic Jovian, subscribed the Homoousion or Creed of Nicaea.
He died A. D. 366.
He wrote seventeen Books on Ecclesiastes
and six of Miscellanies
. (St. Jerome, Vir. Ill.
98.) St. Epiphanius has preserved a fragment of his work against Marcellus
72), and nothing else of his is extant, though Sozomen speaks of many valuable works written by him. (Hist. Eccl.