Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Acuas

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Acuas, one of the first to spread Manicheism in the Christian Orient. He was probably a Mesopotamian, and introduced the heresy into Eleutheropolis (Palestine). The Manichieans were sometimes called after him Acuanitæ. St. Epiphanius (Adv. Hær., lxvi, 1) calls him a veteranus, i.e. an ex-soldier of the empire, and fixes his propaganda in the fourth year of the reign of Aurelian (273).

Cowell, in Dict. of Christ. Biogr., I. 32.