(Alcimus Ecdicius) (c.451-525) Poet, Bishop of Vienne, born Vienne (now France). He opposed Arianism and advocated papal authority as the main bulwark of religious unity. He is the author of a poem dealing with the scriptural narrative of original sin, expulsion from paradise, the Deluge, and crossing of the Red Sea; Milton made use of this in preparing . Relics at Vienne. Feast, 5 February.