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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Dacianus (1)

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a persecuting officer in Spain, in 303 or 304, under Diocletian and Maximian. He was rioted for his severity in carrying out their orders, especially against bishops, presbyters, and all ordained ministers. (2) One of the forty-nine martyrs of Carthage in 304, in the persecution by Diocletian under the proconsul Anulinus. (3) Metropolitan of Byzacene, in Africa, in the 6th century. A rescript was addressed to him by Justinian I in 541.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Dacianus (1)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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