CANDIDIANUS Comes. Commander of the guard of Emperor Theodosius II, sent in 431 to Ephesus to maintain order in the sessions of the ecumenical council there; he also kept bishops from returning to their sees before the councilâ€™s work was concluded and kept laypeople and curious monks away. Berlin Map Tourist Attractions CPG 6257, 8668, 8687, 8688, 8689; PG 84, 595-597, 648-649; ACO I,4, 31-33, 86; ACO I,I,I, 120-121; PLRE II, 257. CANDIDUS the Arian 4th c.. Among the African rhetor Marius Victorinusâ€™s anti-Arian works are two letters to him from an otherwise unknown Arian named Candidus: in the first, Candidus expounds Arian doctrine on the basis of Platonic philosophy; in the second he sends Victorinus the texts, in Latin, of two letters by Arius and Eusebius of Nicomedia. Various modern scholars think that Candidus was a literary fiction of Victorinus, who used him to present his refutation of Arian doctrine more clearly and effectively. CPL 680-681; SC 68, 106-124, 176-182; P. Nautin, Candidus lâ€™Arien, in Lâ€™homme devant Dieu I, Paris 1964, 309-320; P. Hadot, Marius Victorinus. Recherches sur sa vie et ses Å“uvres, Paris 1971, 272-275; J. Ulrich, Die AnfÃ¤nge der abendlÃ¤ndischen Rezeption des NizÃ¤nums, Berlin 1994, 244-263.