Chrysologus, Petrus archbishop of Ravenna, was born at Imola about 400, and was consecrated archbishop about 433. He was noted for strictness of discipline, and especially for eloquence, from which his surname was derived. Eutyches sought to gain the eloquence and reputation of Chrysologus for his party, but the latter not only repelled him, but strenuously opposed his doctrine. He died at Imola, according to one account, Dec. 2, 450; according to another, in 458. A number of Sermons (176) are preserved, of which the first edition, by Vincentius, appeared in 1534; another at Venice, 1750, fol. One of the best editions is Sermones, editio omnium certe castigatissima (Aug. Vind. 1758, fol.). These and the few letters of his that remain are collected in a complete edition in Migne's Patro!ogia (1846, imp. 8vo). — Migne, Dect. de Biographie, 3. 425.