bishop of Genoa about the middle of the fifth century, was the son of Eucherius, bishop of Lyons, and the pupil of Salvianus [SALVIANUS], who dedicated to him his two works, De Avaritia
and De Providentia.
He is supposed to have died before A. D. 475, because in the acts of the Council of Aries, held during that year, a certain Theophlastus is spoken of as presiding over the see of Genoa.
There is still extant a work by Salonius, Expositio Mystica in Parabolas Salonmonis et Ecclesiasten,
otherwise entitled In Parabolas Salomonis Dialogi II.,
or In Parabolas et Ecclesiasten Salomonis Dialogi.
in the form of a conversation between himself and his brother, Veranus.
The Expositio was first printed at Haguenau (Hagenone), 4to. 1532. It will be found in the Orthodoxographa of Heroldus, Basel, 1550
; in the similar collection of Grynaeus, Basel, 1.569
; and in the Bibliotheca Patrum Maxima, vol. viii. p. 401, fol. Lugd. 1677.
We have also an Epistola,
written in his own name, in that of his brother, and of Ceretus, addressed to Leo the Great.
The letter to Leo is included in the editions of that pontiff's works by Quesnell
, and by the brothers Ballerini
, being numbered lxxvi. in the former, and lxviii. in the latter. (Schönemann. Bibl. Patrum Lat.