Palladius, bishop of Ratiara (Dacia) refuses to respond to the questions of Bishop Ambrose of Milan (Italy) because he claims that the Council of Aquileia was convoked without informing the Eastern bishops.
11. Bishop Ambrose said: Let us put aside the case of the Eastern bishops. I ask today for your opinion. The letter of Arius has been read to you. You usually deny that you are an Arian. Today condemn Arius or defend him.
Palladius said: You have no authority to ask me this.
Bishop Eusebius said: We do not believe that the pious emperor said something other than he wrote. He ordered bishops to convene. He could not say only to you against his own rescript that you would not defend yourself without the Eastern bishops.
Palladius said: But if only Italians were ordered to gather?
Evagrius, presbyter and legate said: Four days ago and two days ago you said that you would come and answer. And now what? You expected, as you say, the opinion of your collegues, the Eastern bishops? You should have said so instead of promising the debate.
Follows the response of Palladius. The text is severely corrupted.
(trans. M. Szada)