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A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

Nicetas, Bishop of Romaciana

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Nicetas (3) ( Niceta, Nicaeas, Niceas, Nicias ), bp. of Romaciana (Remesiana) in Dacia. Our knowledge of him is derived from the epistles and poems (Nos. 17 and 24) of Paulinus of Nola, whom he visited, A.D. 398 and 402. He was probably a native of. Dacia. He evangelized the Scythae, Getae, Daci, Bessi, and Riphaei, but settled specially among the Daci, reducing the wild manners of the barbarians to meekness and honesty. He was noted for eloquence and learning, honoured by the Romans when he visited them, and specially beloved by Paulinus at Nola, but we cannot define the extent of his see or the dates of his episcopate. Boll. Acta SS. Jan. i. 365, and Jun. iv. 243; Tillem. H. E. x. 263 seq.; Fleury, H. E. xxi. c. 31; Ceill. Aut. Sacr. v. 458; viii. 84. For the latest view of the subject of this art. see Burn, Niceta of Remesiana, his Life and Works (Camb. Univ. Press).

[G.T.S.]


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Wace, Henry. Entry for 'Nicetas, Bishop of Romaciana'. A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hwd/n/nicetas-bishop-of-romaciana.html. 1911.

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