|Now this is a rug that could really tie a room together.|
Whether or not he wrote the letter is immaterial to us, though it would affect his place in the Romanian literary canon. His place in the list of canonical saints is safe. As a staunch defender of the Nicene Creed against Arianism (a trinitarian creed that subordinates the Son to the Father), he was exiled until the people rebelled against the Emperor and forced him to permit Bretannio's return.
And this is the part that I find funny. His episcopal see (bishop's bailiwick) was Tomi, city on the Black See. I am not sure where he went during his exile, but since the Roman poet Ovid was exiled to Tomi, and complained bitterly about it for the remainder of his life, it is hard to know what to think about being exiled from Tomi. Anyone who willingly returns to Tomi to serve as its bishop has surely earned his spot in the canon. Well, the Church canon, anyway. I'll leave the Romanian literary canon to Andrei Codrescu.