Letter extra collectionem 15 (Maur. 42)
Ambrose, Sabinus, Bassianus and the others to their Lord and dearly beloved brother Siricius.
The bishops praise Siricius for detecting and condemning the heresy of Jovinianus about which he informed them in a letter. Then they dwell on the impiety of Jovinianus's disregard for virginity and his teaching that Mary did not remain a virgin after the birth of Jesus. They compare this doctrine to the heretical and Jewish teachings that deny incarnation of Christ. They are also compared to the Manichees.
13. A Manichee is someone who denies the truth, who denies the incarnation of Christ, and therefore these men do not have their sins forgiven, but share the impiety of the Manichees, which our most clement emperor too has execrated, and all who see them flee from them as from some infection. Witnesses of this are our brethren and fellow priests, Crescens, Leopardus, and Alexander, men imbued with the Holy Spirit, men who brought upon them the condemnation of all and drove them as fugitives from the city of Milan.
14. Therefore take cognisance that Iovinianus, Auxentius, Germinator, Felix, Plotinus, Genialis, Marcianus, Ianuarius and Ingeniosus whom your holiness has condemned, in accordance with your judgement, have been condemned by us also.
May our almighty God keep you our most beloved lord and brother, safe and prosperous.
Also the subscription: I Eventius, bishop, greet your Holiness in the Lord and sign the letter; Maximus, bishop; Felix, bishop; Bassianus, bishop; Theodolus, bishop; by order of the bishop Geminianus, himself present at the meeting, I the presbyter Aper have signed; Eustasius, bishop; Constantius, bishop; Sabinus bishop. All signed in that order.
(trans. Liebeschuetz 2010: 344-345; adapted)