Peter the Deacon (1)
Peter The Deacon (1)
flourished near the beginning of the 6th century. In the controversy excited by the monks whom ecclesiastical writers call Scythae, who came from the diocese of Torni, on the south bank of the Danube, Peter took a prominent part. He had accompanied the delegates sent to Rome by the monks, and while in the Eternal City united with his colleagues in addressing to Fulgentius, and the other African bishops who were then in exile in Sardinia, a work entitled De Incarnatione et Gratia Domini nostri Jesu Christi Liber. To this Fulgentius and his companions replied in another treatise on the same subject. The work of Peter, which is in Latin, was published in the Monumenta SS. Patrum Orthodoxographa of Grynaeus (Basle, 1569), and has been reprinted in various editions of the Bibliotheca Patrum. It is in the ninth volume of the Lyons edition of Galland (Ven. 1776, fol.).