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[1] (Ydacius) Bishop of Emerita, removed in AD 388

Bishop of Emerita (Merida/Spain), died before 392. Vehement opponent of  Priscillianus, against whom he had called the synod of Saragossa in 380. H. achieved the latter's conviction, later (385) his execution by the emperor Maximus. His harshness against the Priscillianists, fuelled by personal resentments, was condemned by several bishops ( Martinus of Tours,  Ambrosius,  Siricius) and led to…

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Fröhlich, Roland (Tübingen), “Hydatius”, 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 08 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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