Bp. of Antioch from c.324 to c.327. At the Council of Nicaea (325) he was given a place of honour and on his return to his diocese banished many of his clergy suspected of Arianism. His uncompromising position brought him into conflict with Eusebius of Caesarea. He was deposed by a Council at Antioch and banished to Thrace. Of his writings only de Engastrimutho (against Origen) survives complete. Feast day, 16 July. See also Melitius, St.
Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).