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Nicetas of Remesiana
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(c. 345–420), according to Gennad. Vir. ill. 22, bishop of Remesiana (Bela Palanka, Serbia), east of Naissus. The (re-)construction of his biography and his literary work began in the 17th century; some biographical details may be deduced from Paulinus of Nola, Carmen 17. It is possible to make out that he was a Dacian bishop with links to Italy and sympathy for monastic ways of life; he drew on Latin and Greek sources (Cyril of Jerusalem) to produce for his community the necessary texts for edification and mission. He wrote a catechetical handbook (of …

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Hildebrandt, Henrik, “Nicetas of Remesiana”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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