Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Get access

Auxentius of Milan
(1,383 words)

Auxentius (320?–374 CE), bishop of Milan, should not be confused with Auxentius of Durostorum, who was another eastern cleric who supported Homoian theology and operated sometime after 384 CE in Milan. An early 5th-century CE “Arian” scholium, written in the margins of Ambrose of Milan’s De fide (Codex Parisinus ms. Lat. 8907), establishes their separate identities: "For although you remember both of the Auxentii, you do not indicate of which you speak, whether the one now alive, that is, of Durostorum, or of Milan.” When Dionysius of Milan was deposed in 355 CE by a council held in th…

Cite this page
Williams, Daniel, “Auxentius of Milan”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

▲   Back to top   ▲