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In the controversy excited near the beginning of the sixth century by the monks, whom ecclesiastical writers call "Scythae," who came from the diocese of Tomi, on the south bank of the Danube [MAXENTIUS, JOANNES], Peter, a deacon, took a prominent part. He had accompanied the delegates sent to Rome by the monks, and while at Rome united with his colleagues in addressing to Fulgentius, and the other African bishops who were then in exile in Sardinia, a work entitled De Incarnatione et Gratia Domini nostri Jesu Christi Liber. To this Fulgentius and his companions replied in another treatise on the same subject.


The work of Peter, which is in Latin, was published in the Monumenta SS. Patrum Orthodoxographa of Grynaeus, Basel, 1569, and has been reprinted in various editions of the Bibliotheca Patrum. It is in the ninth volume of the Lyon edition, fol. A. D. 1677, and in the eleventh vol. of the edition of Galland, fol. Venice, 1776.

Further Information

Cave, Hist. Litt. ad ann. 520, vol. i. p. 505; Ittigius, De Bibliothecis Patrum, pp. 21, 40, 436, 503; Galland. Bibliota. Patrum. Proleg. ad vol. 11.100.4.

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