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Death: 5th century

African bishop. Priscus was bishop of Castra who, with a group of priests, was seized by theArian Vandals, placed in a rickety boat without a rudder, and cast adrift in the Mediterranean. They managed to survive the voyage, reaching southern Italy Priscus became bishop of Capua, and several of the priests were later made bishops in their own rights. The Acts from which this tale is taken are considered generally unreliable, and some scholars believe that the companions of Priscus were actually saints from the area of Campania and unrelated to Priscus.


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