The city of Marseille was divided between King Childebert II and King Guntram. Bishop Theodore of this city was in conflict with Dynamius, governor of Provence (rector Provinciae). While Theodore was on his way to Childebert II, Dynamius apprehended him and locked him in his own city. He was finally released, but had suffered great humiliation. Dynamius conspired with Theodore's clergy on how to expel the bishop from his see. When Theodore wanted to reach Childebert II once again, he was detained by King Guntram.
Quod audientes Massiliensis clerici, gaudio magno repleti, quod iam detineretur, iam deputaretur exilio, quod iam in hoc res perstitisset, ut numquam Massilia reverteretur, domos ecclesiae adprehendunt, ministeria describunt, regesturia reserant, prumptuaria expoliant omnesque res ecclesiae, tamquam si iam mortuus esset episcopus, pervadunt, diversa crimina de pontifice proloquentes, quae falsa Christo auspice deprehendi.
Having been cleared of all the charges, Theodore came back to Marseille with Childebert's dux, called Gundulf. Dynamius closed the city gates, but was outsmarted, and Bishop Theodore entered his city as all the bells rang.
Clerici autem, qui sceleri huic mixti fuerant, quorum caput Anastasius abba et Proculus presbiter erant, infra Dinami tecta confugiunt, petentes ab eo opem refugii, a quo fuerant incitati. Multi tamen eorum per idoneos fideiussores dimissi, ad regem iussi sunt ambulare.
(ed. Krusch 1937: 280-281)