An archdeacon, he was elected by the minor clergy in
opposition to Boniface I after the death of Pope Zosimus.
Both claimants proceeded to rule in Rome. The Eulalian
Prefect of Rome secured the imperial confirmation for the
antipope, but the adherents of Boniface secured a hearing
before Emperor Honorius, who summoned a synod at Ravenna,
419, to settle the claims. Pope and antipope were exiled
until the synod had come to a decision. Eulalius declined to
abide by the ruling and seized the Lateran Basilica.
Honorius refused to consider his claim at all and recognized
Boniface as the legitimate pontiff. Eulalius was later made
Bishop of Nepi. He died in 423.
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