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Bishop, from Remesiana in Dacia mediterranea (modern Bela Palanka), died AD 414. Rediscovered in the late 19th cent., previously confused with Nicetas of Aquileia (died 485) and Nicetius of Trier (died after 561). He may be identical with bishop Nichas mentioned in a letter of 366/7 by Germinius of Sirmium (CPL 456). He was a friend of Paulinus of Nola, whom he visited in January 400 and in 403 at the festival of the martyr Felix and who praised him in a propemptikon as missionary and author of hymns (CPL 202; 203). According to Gennadius of Marseille (CPL 957)…

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Uthemann, Karl-Heinz (Amsterdam), “Nicetas”, 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 25 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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