Lives of Illustrious Men – Optatus the bishop


Optatus the African, bishop of Milevis, during the reign of the Emperors Valentinianus and Valens, wrote in behalf of the Catholic party six books against the calumny of the Donatian party, in which he asserts that the crime of the Donatists is falsely charged upon the catholic party.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Optatus the bishop”. Lives of Illustrious Men, translated by Ernest Cushing Richardson. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2014. Web. 18 April 2019. <>