It seems to have been begun in Nicomedia about 304 and finished in Gaul before 311.
The church of Nicomedia was the first pulled down by order of the emperor.
He studied at Athens, and spent most of his earlier manhood in Constantinople and Nicomedia.
He removed his school to Nicomedia, where he remained five years.
But Nicomedia, we learn from other passages, was a city, the residence itself of the emperor.
When Eusebius of Nicomedia took up their cause, they fared a little better.
Arius himself still lived, and his friend Eusebius of Nicomedia rapidly regained influence over the emperor Constantine.
What remained of them, chiefly the city of Nicomedia, were left to their own resources, without further aid from Europe.
It will be remembered that Eusebius of Nicomedia was exiled shortly after the council.
In 303 Christians were accused of burning the imperial palace at Nicomedia and suffered accordingly.