This map has four ancient sources of evidence, indicated in the sixth column of the main chart located below the map. Click the link to read a translation of the source material.

AArius's letter to Eusebius of Nicomedia (Urkunde 1) cites this person as having been condemned for Arian views.
LPhilostorgius, Church History 2.14 or 3.15 cites this person as a Lucianist (does not alone amount to support for Arius).
PPhilostorgius, Church History 1.8 cites this person as one of the Arians present at Nicaea.
P*Philostorgius according to Nicetas Choniates, Treasury of the Orthodox Faith 5.7 cites this person as Arian-minded.
P**P* according to Williams' emendation (Williams, pp. 67-68).
T1Theodoret, Church History 1.5.5 cites this person as supporting Arius.
T2Theodoret, Church History 1.7.14 cites this person as supporting Arian views at Nicaea.

This map is based on Sarah Parvis’s study in Marcellus of Ancyra And the Lost Years of the Arian Controversy 325-345, pp. 40-46. Each dot represents the location of a bishop listed on the right; hover over the dot to see which bishop it refers to.

 NameBishopricProvinceNicaeaSources
1CachiusBeroniceLibyaYP*
2SecundusTauchiraLibyaYP*T2
3ZopyrusBarceLibyaYP*
4SecundusPtolemaisLibyaY*P
5TheonasMarmariceLibyaY*P
T2
6SentianusBoreionLibyaP*
7MeletiusLycopolisUpper EgyptP*
8EusebiusCaesareaPalestineYAP*T1
9PatrophilusScythopolisPalestineYP*T2
10 AetiusLyddaPalestineYAT1
11PaulinusTyrePhoeniciaAP*T1
12GregoryBerytusPhoeniciaYAT1
13TheodotusLaodiceaSyriaYAT1
14Leontius[Antioch]Syria
15AthanasiusAnazarbosCiliciaALP*T1
16AmphionEpiphaneaCiliciaP**
17NarcissusIrenopolisCiliciaYP*T2
18TarcondimatusAegeaiCiliciaYP*
19AntoniusTarsusCiliciaL
20LeontiusCaesareaCappadociaLP*
21BasilAmaseaDiospontusP
22LonginusNeocaesareaPontus PolemoniacusP*
23MeletiusSebastopolisArmeniaP
24EulaliusSebasteaArmeniaYP*
25EusebiusNicomediaBithyniaY**ALP
26TheognisNicaeaBithyniaY**LPT2
27MarisChalcedonBithyniaYLP
28MenophantusEphesusAsiaYLT2
29Asterius, traveling Sophist, never ordainedL

The fifth column of the main chart located above indicates probable support of Arius at Nicaea, at least initially, according to Parvis, p. 46.

YYes, the bishop probably supported Arius at Nicaea
Y*The bishop refused to sign the condemnations at Nicaea, therefore deposed and exiled
Y**The bishop was deposed and exiled 3 months after Nicaea

 

Facts from Parvis, p. 39:

  • Rufinus and Sozomen say there were 17 bishops who originally supported Arius at Nicaea.
  • Theodoret only says a “few” supported him at Nicaea, and lists 6 men explicitly, but also states there were others.
  • Philostorgius lists 22 “Arian-minded” individuals according to Nicetas.

See Sarah Parvis, Marcellus of Ancyra And the Lost Years of the Arian Controversy 325-345 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 38-46.

 

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