a Spaniard, the son of Pacian.
He was praetorian praefect, and a devoted advocate of Christianity.
He was a contemporary of St. Jerom, who dedicated to him his book De Viris Illustribus.
He was said, according to Jerom, to have written a book entitled Omnimoda Historia,
but Jerom had not seen it.
This book had been long considered as lost; when, in the end of the sixteenth century, a rumour was spread of its discovery, and a work under that title was published, first at Saragossa, A. D. 1619, and has been since repeatedly reprinted, but it is now generally regarded as a forgery.
Hieron. De viris Illus., Praef.
and 100.132, apud Fabric. Bibl. Eccles.,
with the notes of the editor; Cave, Hist. Lit.
vol. i. p. 283, ed. Ox. 1740-43.