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Caecilianus
(269 words)

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[1] Bishop of Carthage, from AD 311/12

In 311/312 (according to [1] around 309/310), C. was ordained bishop of Carthage by Felix of Apthugni. A council of 70 bishops under the leadership of the Numidian primate Secundus of Tigisi declared C.'s election invalid and accused Felix of traditio. In his place, Maiorinus was elected at first, with (313)  Donatus following shortly afterwards. Emperor Constantine declared his support for C. (cf. especially Constantine's lette…

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Bloch, René (Berne) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Caecilianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e222550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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