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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. III:
Jerome and Gennadius. Lives of Illustrious Men.: Optatus the bishop.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Chapter CX.

Optatus 2541 the African, bishop of Milevis, 2542 during the reign of the Emperors Valentinianus and Valens, wrote in behalf of the Catholic party six books against the calumny of the Donatian party, in which he asserts that the crime of the Donatists is falsely charged upon the catholic party.



Flourished about 370.


Milevis or Mileum = Milah “a town of Numidia 25 miles north-west of Cirta.” Phillott.

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