Key Facts:

Date Early (winter) 358
Location Ancyra
Summoned and Chaired by Basil of Ancyra
Number of Participants 12
Key Participants Macedonius of Constantinople; Eugenius of Nicaea; Eustathius of Sebaste; George of Laodicea (later subscribed to the statement but was absent from the council)
Purpose Address the letter written by George of Laodicea, which warned against the influence of Aetius in Antioch
Key Events Antathemas against the influence of Aetius; envoy sent to Constantius
Ancient Descriptions Hilary, De Synodis (PL 10) 13 (490) – 28 (501); Sozomen, HE 4.13.1b-6.

Surviving Documents:

George of Laodicea’s letter calling for the council (Sozomen HE 4.13.1-4)

Anathemas (Epiphanius, Panarion 73.10.1-73.11.10)


R.P.C. Hanson, The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God (New York: T&T Clark, 1988) pp. 349-356.

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Last updated: 2-14-2012

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