Aetius (2)

Aetius

(1), a Palestinian bishop who condemned the archontic Peter of Capharbaricha about a generation before A.D. 361 (Epiph. Hcer.p. 291).

(2.) A bishop of Lydda (Diospolis) of this name subscribed the Council of Nice; yet he had been claimed not long betore by Ariuss a partisan (Theodoret, Hist. Eccles. i, 5; Epiph. Haer. p. 731 c). He took part in the Arian Synod of Antioch in 330 .(Theodoret, Hist. Eccles. i, 20); and the Arian historian Philostorgius (ibid. iii, 12) accuses him of having joined the Athanasians in the hope of evading the charge of fornication, adding that he died soon after by an appropriate judgment.

(3.) An Aetius stands second among tile Palestinian bishops who subscribed the Council of Sardica, and who, two years later, specially congratulated Athanasius on his return from exile.

(4.) A bishop of the Valentinians at Constantia. in Cyprus.' According to Polybius (Vit. Epiph. p. 59), he was struck dumb by Epiphanius for his blasphemies, and died on the seventh day.

 
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