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In 393 he became the successor of Parmenianus in Carthage and primate of the Donatist (Donatus [1]) Church (Aug. Contra epistulam Parmeniani 3,2,11); not long after his election he was removed from office by opposing clerics led by Maximianus (Maximianist Schism), but in 394  he was reinstated in office in the Council of Bagae (modern Ksar Baghaï in Algeria). Weakened by his brutal actions against the followers of Maximianus, he gained no Church-political traction against the Catholic primate Aur…

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Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg), “Primianus”, 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 05 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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