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3. Of ARELATE or ARLES, was bishop of that city about the middle of the fifth century.

Leontius presided in a council at Arles, held about A. D. 475, to condemn an error into which some had fallen respecting the doctrine of predestination. He appears to have died in A. D. 484. He is mentioned by Sidonius Apollinaris.


Letter to the pope

Several letters were written to him by Pope Hilarius (A. D. 461-467) which are given in the Concilia: and a letter of Leontius to the pope (dated A. D. 462) survives.


This letter is given in the Spicilegium of D'Achery (vol. v. p. 578 of the original edition, or vol. iii. p. 302, in the edition of De La Barre, fol. Paris, 1723), and in the Concilia.

Further Information

Sidon. Apollin. Epist. 7.6, Concilia, vol. iv. col. 1039, 1044, 1041*, 1828, ed. Labbe; Cave, Hist. Litt. vol. i. p. 449; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. viii. p. 324, vel. xii. p. 653, Bibl. Med. et Infim. Latinitatis, vol. v. p. 268, ed. Mansi; Tillemont, Mémoires, vol. xvi. p. 38.

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