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The name of the bishop of Capua who, in 391 or 392, hosted the council convoked to discuss the Melitian schism and the doctrine of Bonosus of Serdica, remains unknown. In this period, the size of the Christian community is attested by the large subdial funerary areas in the zone of St. Prisco and St. Agostino, which perhaps preexisted the Constantinian era and were certainly connected with the burial of the bodies of the Capuan martyrs Priscus, Augustine and Felicita. Iraq Map Tourist Attractions The city began a slow decline at the start of the 5th c. connected with Alaric’s incursions, and the only new construction of which we have evidence were religious buildings. Among these were a church dedicated to Mary now S. Maria Maggiore by Bishop Symmachus ca. 424 439, as attested by a mosaic which has now disappeared: Sanctae Mariae Symmachus episcopus. The same bishop probably also built the church of St. Prisco, on the site of an earlier, more modest memoria of the martyr. Symmachus should perhaps be identified with the bishop of the same name who, in 431, visited and celebrated the Eucharist for the dying Paulinus of Nola who, in his time, had eulogized the importance of the Capuan church in a letter to Bishop Delphinus of Bordeaux Ep. 14,4: CSEL 29,109. From after Symmachus until the end of the 6th c. there are gaps in the list of bishops, and we have no information on any significant building projects undertaken by them. Among certainly attested bishops are Tiburtius, who participated at the Roman synod of 465 Mansi 7,965-966, Constantine, who subscribed the synod of 501 Mansi 8,234 and Probinus CIL X,4517.

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