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a Spanish bishop, a bitter enemy and persecutor of the Priscillianists.


Letter to Idacius and Ceponius

About the year A. D. 447, before he was elevated to the episcopal dignity, he published a letter still extant, entitled Epistola de non recipiendis in auctoritatem Fidei apocryphis Scripturis, et de secta Priscillianistarum, addressed to his friends Idacius and Ceponius. A letter to Pope Leo the Great, and various tracts connected with the controversy, have perished.


The Epistle to Idacius and Ceponius was first printed by Ambrosius de Morales, in his Historia Hispaniae, lib. 11.26, and will be found in the editions of the works of Leo by Quesnell and by the brothers Ballerini, inserted immediately after the letter of Leo to Turibius, which is numbered xv.

Further Information

Schoenemann, Biblioth. Patrum Latt. vol. 2.51; Baehr, Geschichte der Röm. Litterat. Suppl. Band. 2te Abtheil. § 167.


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