Samson, “Apol.,” ii. Pref.
 On the ground, among others, that he recognised “nescio quam similitudines (besides the Trinity) non creaturas sed creatores.” These appear (chap, ix.) to have been merely qualities, such as wisdom, etc. See Samson, chap. iii.
 “Indiscreta simplicitate
et metu impiorum in superbiae
fascibus sedentium.”—Ibid. Samson was rendered incapable of
holding office, or even of belonging to the Church.—Ibid.
 In 864.
 See above, p. 8.
This fresh deposition was formally sanctioned by a new council, held at the church of St Acislus; Flaccus, and some of those who had sided with Valentius, but were now terrified into submission, being in attendance; while the places of those who refused to come were taken by Jews and Moslems. These high-handed proceedings nearly led to an open rupture in the Church.
In 914 a council is said to have been held (but on doubtful authority) by Orontius of Toledo, and twenty years later by Basilius of Cordova. These would fall under the reign of the greatest of the Umeyyade Khalifs of Spain.
 Sayones (?) in the Latin. Samson, chap. iii.
 Ibid., sec. 10.
 “Pseudo Luit,” sec. 328.
 Ibid. sec. 341.
SPAIN UNDER ABDURRAHMAN III.
Abdurrahman III., Annasir Lidinillah (912-961), may be looked upon as the Solomon of the Spanish Sultans. Succeeding to the throne when quite a youth, to the exclusion of his uncles, the sons of the late Sultan, he found the country torn by innumerable factions, and the king’s power openly defied by rebels, Arab, Berber, and Christian. In person, and through his generals, he put down all these rebels, and though not uniformly successful against the Christians in