Eunomius, a heresiarch of the 4th century, a native of Dacora in Cappadocia, who studied theology under the Arian teacher Aetius, and was made bishop of Cyzicus about 300. His opinions were a logical exaggeration of Arian-ism. He was soon deposed from his bishopric, resided at Constantinople during the reigns of Julian and Jovian, and at Chalcedon during that of Valens; was banished by the last named, but soon recalled; was again banished by Theodosius the Great to Halmyris in Moesia, driven thence to Cassarea, and at length permitted to return to his native village, where he spent the remainder of his life, and died at an advanced age. His works were ordered by imperial edicts to be destroyed, but there remain of them a "Confession of Faith," which was presented to the emperor Theodosius at Constantinople in 383, and an "Apologetic Discourse," a famous treatise, of which St. Basil wrote a refutation in five books. His disciples were called Eunomians, and also Ano-moeans (Gr. dissimilar), because, unlike the Athanasians or Homoousians and the Arians or Homoiousians, they affirmed that the Son and Holy Spirit were neither identical with nor similar in essence to the Father. They acknowledged the Father as supreme, eternal, and distinct; the Son as generated from the Father, and the Holy Spirit as generated from the Son. Like their founder, they were accustomed to subtle speculations upon the divine nature, the incomprehensibility of which they denied. They rejected mysteries, and opposed the honors rendered to martyrs and to the relics of saints.