Capreolus, Bishop of Carthage

Capreolus, Bishop Of Carthage is known in history in connection with the Council of Ephesus, A.D. 431. Unable to reach the council, because the country was ravaged by the Vandals, he sent a letter in defence of the Catholic doctrine, against Nestorius. This letter was entered upon the acts of the council as from the "most reverend metropolitan," the bishop of Carthage; and is still extant in Greek and Latin. There is also extant another letter by Capreolus on this controversy,. in answer to inquiries addressed to him from Spain, by "Vitalis and Constantius, sinners," entitled Epistola de una Christi Veri Dei et Hominis Persona contra recentem Damnatamr Hceresin Nestorii. A fragment of the letter which he addressed to Theodosius is extant. Tillemont: (xii, 559) supposes Capreolus to have succeeded to the' see of Carthage shortly before the death of Augustine, as the letter convoking the council seems to have been addressed to him and to Augustine. He is probably the "priest" in Africa in the time of Aspar, mentioned in the Book of Promises, ascribed to Prosper. The death of Capreolus is generally supposed to have occurred about A.D. 435. His burial was commemorated in the calendar of Carthage between July 21 and 30; ,the note of the day is lost. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Smith, Dict. of Christ. Biog. s.v. For others of the same name, SEE CAPREOLE; SEE CAPRIOLI.ῥ

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