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AN ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
TO THE 20TH YEAR OF THE
REIGN OF CONSTANTINE

EUSEBIUS

AN ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY TO THE TWENTIETH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF CONSTANTINE BEING THE 324TH OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA

BY EUSEBIUS SURNAMED PAMPHILUS, BISHOP OF CÆSAREA

TRANSLATED BY THE REV. C. F. CRUSÈ, D.D. PROFESSOR IN ST. PAUL’S COLLEGE, FLUSHING, NEW YORK THE FOURTH EDITION, CAREFULLY REVISED TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, THE LIFE OF EUSEBIUS, BY VALESIUS TRANSLATED BY S. E. PARKER, OF PHILADELPHIA

ΠΟΛΛΑΙ μεν θνητοις ΓΛΩΤΤΑΙ, μια δʼαθανατοισιν.

LONDON: SAMUEL BAGSTER AND SONS WAREHOUSE FOR BIBLES, NEW TESTAMENTS, PRAYER-BOOKS, LEXICONS, GRAMMARS, CONCORDANCES, AND PSALTERS, IN ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGES PATERNOSTER ROW M.DCCC.XLVII

CONTENTS

Title Page: AN ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY TO THE 20TH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF CONSTANTINE

AN ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY TO THE 20TH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF CONSTANTINE

PREFACE

THE ORDER OF THE EPISCOPAL SUCCESSION IN THE MORE PROMINENT DIOCESES

BISHOPS OF JERUSALEM

BISHOPS OF ANTIOCH

BISHOPS OF ALEXANDRIA

BISHOPS OF ROME

BISHOPS OF LAODICEA

BISHOPS OF CÆSAREA

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE SHOWING THE STATE OR PERIOD OF THE MOST PROMINENT PERSONS AND EVENTS

LIFE OF EUSEBIUS PAMPHILUS BY VALESIUS

THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY BY EUSEBIUS

THE HISTORY—BOOK I

CHAPTER I
THE ARGUMENT OF THE WORK

CHAPTER II
SUMMARY VIEW OF THE PRE-EXISTENCE AND DIVINITY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST

CHAPTER III
THE NAME OF JESUS, AS ALSO THAT OF CHRIST, WAS BOTH KNOWN AND HONOURED FROM ANCIENT TIMES, BY THE INSPIRED PROPHETS

CHAPTER IV
THE RELIGION ANNOUNCED BY CHRIST TO BE MADE KNOWN AMONG ALL NATIONS, WAS NEITHER UNEXPECTED NOR STRANGE

CHAPTER V
THE TIMES OF OUR SAVIOUR’S MANIFESTATION AMONG MEN

CHAPTER VI
ABOUT THE TIME OF OUR LORD, AGREEABLY TO PROPHECY, THOSE RULERS CEASED THAT HAD FORMERLY GOVERNED THE NATION OF THE JEWS BY REGULAR SUCCESSION, AND HEROD WAS THE FIRST FOREIGNER THAT REIGNED OVER THEM

CHAPTER VII
ON THE DISCREPANCY WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO EXIST IN THE GOSPELS, RESPECTING THE GENEALOGY OF CHRIST

CHAPTER VIII
HEROD’S CRUELTY AGAINST THE INFANTS, AND HIS WRETCHED END

CHAPTER IX
OF THE TIMES OF PILATE

CHAPTER X
THE HIGH PRIESTS OF THE JEWS, UNDER WHOM CHRIST PROMULGATED HIS DOCTRINES

CHAPTER XI
THE TESTIMONIES RESPECTING JOHN THE BAPTIST AND CHRIST

CHAPTER XII
OF THE DISCIPLES OF OUR LORD

CHAPTER XIII
NARRATIVE RESPECTING THE PRINCE OF EDESSA

THE HISTORY—BOOK II

PREFACE TO THE SECOND BOOK

CHAPTER I
THE COURSE PURSUED BY THE APOSTLES AFTER THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST

CHAPTER II
HOW TIBERIUS WAS AFFECTED, WHEN INFORMED BY PILATE RESPECTING CHRIST

CHAPTER III
HOW THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE SOON SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD

CHAPTER IV
CAIUS (CALIGULA) AFTER THE DEATH OF TIBERIUS, APPOINTS AGRIPPA KING OF THE JEWS, AFTER PUNISHING HEROD WITH PERPETUAL EXILE

CHAPTER V
PHILO WAS SENT ON AN EMBASSY TO CAIUS, IN BEHALF OF THE JEWS

CHAPTER VI
WHAT EVILS OVERWHELMED THE JEWS AFTER THEIR PRESUMPTION AGAINST CHRIST

CHAPTER VII
HOW PILATE DESTROYED HIMSELF

CHAPTER VIII
THE FAMINE THAT HAPPENED IN THE REIGN OF CLAUDIUS

CHAPTER IX
THE MARTYRDOM OF THE APOSTLE JAMES

CHAPTER X
HEROD AGRIPPA PERSECUTING THE APOSTLES, IMMEDIATELY EXPERIENCED THE DIVINE JUDGMENT

CHAPTER XI
CONCERNING THE IMPOSTOR THEUDAS AND HIS FOLLOWERS

CHAPTER XII
HELEN, QUEEN OF THE OSRHOENIANS

CHAPTER XIII
SIMON MAGUS

CHAPTER XIV
THE PREACHING OF PETER IN THE CITY OF ROME

CHAPTER XV
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK

CHAPTER XVI
MARK FIRST PROCLAIMED CHRISTIANITY TO THE INHABITANTS OF EGYPT

CHAPTER XVII
THE ACCOUNT GIVEN BY PHILO RESPECTING THE ASCETICS OF EGYPT

CHAPTER XVIII
THE BOOKS OF PHILO THAT HAVE COME DOWN TO US

CHAPTER XIX
THE CALAMITY WHICH BEFEL THE JEWS AT JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF THE PASSOVER

CHAPTER XX
THE DEEDS DONE AT JERUSALEM IN THE REIGN OF NERO

CHAPTER XXI
THE EGYPTIAN MENTIONED IN THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

CHAPTER XXII
PAUL, BEING SENT PRISONER FROM JUDEA TO ROME, AFTER HIS DEFENCE, WAS ABSOLVED FROM ALL CRIME

CHAPTER XXIII
THE MARTYRDOM OF JAMES, WHO WAS CALLED THE BROTHER OF THE LORD

CHAPTER XXIV
ANNIANUS WAS APPOINTED THE FIRST BISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA, AFTER MARK

CHAPTER XXV
THE PERSECUTION UNDER NERO, IN WHICH PAUL AND PETER WERE HONOURED WITH MARTYRDOM IN THE CAUSE OF RELIGION AT ROME

CHAPTER XXVI
THE JEWS WERE AFFLICTED WITH INNUMERABLE EVILS, AND FINALLY COMMENCED A WAR WITH THE ROMANS

THE HISTORY—BOOK III

CHAPTER I
THE PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE CHRIST WAS PREACHED BY THE APOSTLES

CHAPTER II
THE FIRST THAT PRESIDED OVER THE CHURCH AT ROME

CHAPTER III
OF THE EPISTLES OF THE APOSTLES

CHAPTER IV
THE FIRST SUCCESSORS OF THE APOSTLES

CHAPTER V
THE LAST SIEGE OF THE JEWS AFTER CHRIST

CHAPTER VI
THE FAMINE WHICH OPPRESSED THE JEWS

CHAPTER VII
THE PREDICTIONS OF CHRIST

CHAPTER VIII
THE SIGNS THAT PRECEDED THE WAR

CHAPTER IX
OF JOSEPHUS, AND THE WORKS HE HAS LEFT

CHAPTER X
THE MANNER IN WHICH JOSEPHUS MENTIONS THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

CHAPTER XI
SIMEON RULED THE CHURCH OF JERUSALEM AFTER JAMES

CHAPTER XII
VESPASIAN COMMANDS THE DESCENDANTS OF DAVID TO BE SOUGHT

CHAPTER XIII
ANENCLETUS, THE SECOND BISHOP OF ROME

CHAPTER XIV
AVILIUS, THE SECOND BISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XV
CLEMENT, THE THIRD BISHOP OF ROME

CHAPTER XVI
THE EPISTLE OF CLEMENT

CHAPTER XVII
THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIANS UNDER DOMITIAN

CHAPTER XVIII
OF JOHN THE APOSTLE, AND THE REVELATION

CHAPTER XIX
DOMITIAN COMMANDS THE POSTERITY OF DAVID TO BE SLAIN

CHAPTER XX
OF THE RELATIVES OF OUR LORD

CHAPTER XXI
CERDON, THE THIRD BISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XXII
IGNATIUS, THE SECOND BISHOP OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XXIII
NARRATIVE RESPECTING THE APOSTLE JOHN

CHAPTER XXIV
THE ORDER OF THE GOSPELS

CHAPTER XXV
THE SACRED SCRIPTURES ACKNOWLEDGED AS GENUINE, AND THOSE THAT ARE NOT

CHAPTER XXVI
MENANDER THE IMPOSTOR

CHAPTER XXVII
THE HERESY OF THE EBIONITES

CHAPTER XXVIII
CERINTHUS THE HERESIARCH

CHAPTER XXIX
NICOLAUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS

CHAPTER XXX
THE APOSTLES THAT LIVED IN MARRIAGE

CHAPTER XXXI
THE DEATH OF JOHN AND PHILIP

CHAPTER XXXII
THE MARTYRDOM OF SIMEON, BISHOP OF JERUSALEM

CHAPTER XXXIII
TRAJAN FORBIDS THE CHRISTIANS TO BE SOUGHT AFTER

CHAPTER XXXIV
EVARESTUS, THE FOURTH BISHOP OF THE CHURCH AT ROME

CHAPTER XXXV
JUSTUS, THE THIRD BISHOP OF JERUSALEM

CHAPTER XXXVI
THE EPISTLES OF IGNATIUS

CHAPTER XXXVII
THE PREACHING EVANGELISTS THAT WERE YET LIVING IN THAT AGE

CHAPTER XXXVIII
THE EPISTLE OF CLEMENT, AND THOSE THAT ARE FALSELY ASCRIBED TO HIM

CHAPTER XXXIX
THE WRITINGS OF PAPIAS

THE HISTORY—BOOK IV

CHAPTER I
THE BISHOPS OF ROME AND ALEXANDRIA, IN THE REIGN OF TRAJAN

CHAPTER II
THE CALAMITIES OF THE JEWS ABOUT THIS TIME

CHAPTER III
THE AUTHORS THAT WROTE IN THE DEFENCE OF THE FAITH, IN THE REIGN OF ADRIAN

CHAPTER IV
THE BISHOPS OF ALEXANDRIA AND ROME, UNDER THE SAME EMPEROR

CHAPTER V
THE BISHOPS OF JERUSALEM FROM THE PERIOD OF OUR SAVIOUR UNTIL THESE TIMES

CHAPTER VI
THE LAST SIEGE OF THE JEWS UNDER ADRIAN

CHAPTER VII
THOSE WHO WERE CONSIDERED LEADERS IN FALSE DOCTRINE AT THIS TIME

CHAPTER VIII
THE ECCLESIASTICAL WRITERS THEN FLOURISHING

CHAPTER IX
THE EPISTLE OF ADRIAN, FORBIDDING THE CHRISTIANS TO BE PUNISHED WITHOUT TRIAL

CHAPTER X
THE BISHOPS OF ROME AND ALEXANDRIA, IN THE REIGN OF ANTONINE

CHAPTER XI
THE HERESIARCHS OF THESE TIMES

CHAPTER XII
THE APOLOGY OF JUSTIN ADDRESSED TO ANTONINUS

CHAPTER XIII
THE EPISTLE OF ANTONINE, TO THE ASSEMBLY OF ASIA, RESPECTING OUR DOCTRINE

CHAPTER XIV
CIRCUMSTANCES RELATED OF POLYCARP, AN APOSTOLIC MAN

CHAPTER XV
THE MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP, IN THE REIGN OF VERUS, WITH OTHERS AT SMYRNA

CHAPTER XVI
HOW JUSTIN, THE PHILOSOPHER, SUFFERED MARTYRDOM, ASSERTING THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST.

CHAPTER XVII
THE MARTYRS MENTIONED BY JUSTIN IN HIS BOOKS

CHAPTER XVIII
THE BOOKS OF JUSTIN THAT HAVE COME DOWN TO US

CHAPTER XIX
THOSE THAT PRESIDED OVER THE CHURCHES OF ROME AND ALEXANDRIA, IN THE REIGN OF VERUS

CHAPTER XX
THE BISHOPS OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XXI
THE ECCLESIASTICAL WRITERS THAT FLOURISHED IN THESE TIMES

CHAPTER XXII
OF HEGESIPPUS, AND THOSE WHOM HE MENTIONS

CHAPTER XXIII
OF DIONYSIUS, BISHOP OF CORINTH, AND HIS EPISTLES

CHAPTER XXIV
OF THEOPHILUS, BISHOP OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XXV
OF PHILIP AND MODESTUS

CHAPTER XXVI
OF MELITO, AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES HE RECORDS

CHAPTER XXVII
OF APOLLINARIS, BISHOP OF HIERAPOLIS

CHAPTER XXVIII
OF MUSANUS AND HIS WORKS

CHAPTER XXIX
THE HERESY OF TATIANUS

CHAPTER XXX
OF BARDESANES, THE SYRIAN, AND THE WORKS OF HIS EXTANT

THE HISTORY—BOOK V

PREFACE TO THE FIFTH BOOK

CHAPTER I
THE NUMBER AND SUFFERINGS OF THOSE THAT SUFFERED FOR THE FAITH IN GAUL

CHAPTER II
THOSE THAT HAD FALLEN AWAY, KINDLY RESTORED BY THE PIOUS MARTYRS

CHAPTER III
THE VISION THAT APPEARED TO ATTALUS THE MARTYR, IN A DREAM

CHAPTER IV
THE MARTYRS COMMEND IRENÆUS IN THEIR EPISTLE

CHAPTER V
GOD SENT RAIN FROM HEAVEN TO MARCUS AURELIUS, THE EMPEROR, AT THE PRAYERS OF OUR BRETHREN

CHAPTER VI
CATALOGUE OF THE BISHOPS OF ROME

CHAPTER VII
MIRACLES WERE PERFORMED IN THOSE TIMES BY THE BELIEVERS

CHAPTER VIII
THE STATEMENT OF IRENÆUS RESPECTING THE SACRED SCRIPTURES

CHAPTER IX
THE BISHOPS UNDER COMMODUS

CHAPTER X
OF PANTÆNUS THE PHILOSOPHER

CHAPTER XI
CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XII
THE BISHOPS OF JERUSALEM

CHAPTER XIII
OF RHODON, AND THE DISSENSION OCCASIONED BY MARCION, WHICH HE RECORDS

CHAPTER XIV
THE FALSE PROPHETS OF THE PHRYGIANS

CHAPTER XV
OF THE SCHISM OF BLASTUS, AT ROME

CHAPTER XVI
THE AFFAIRS OF MONTANUS, AND HIS FALSE PROPHETS

CHAPTER XVII
OF MILTIADES AND HIS WORKS

CHAPTER XVIII
APOLLONIUS ALSO REFUTES THE PHRYGIAN HERESY, AND THOSE WHOM HE HAS MENTIONED

CHAPTER XIX
THE OPINION OF SERAPION RESPECTING THE HERESY OF THE PHRYGIANS

CHAPTER XX
THE WRITINGS OF IRENÆUS AGAINST THE SCHISMATICS AT ROME

CHAPTER XXI
THE MARTYRDOM OF APOLLONIUS, AT ROME

CHAPTER XXII
THE BISHOPS THAT FLOURISHED AT THIS TIME

CHAPTER XXIII
THE QUESTION THEN AGITATED RESPECTING THE PASSOVER

CHAPTER XXIV
CONTROVERSY ABOUT EASTER

CHAPTER XXV
ALL AGREE TO ONE OPINION RESPECTING THE PASSOVER

CHAPTER XXVI
THE ELEGANT WORKS OF IRENÆUS THAT HAVE COME DOWN TO US

CHAPTER XXVII
THE WORKS OF OTHERS THAT FLOURISHED AT THE TIME

CHAPTER XXVIII
THOSE THAT FOLLOWED THE HERESY OF ARTEMON, IN THE BEGINNING. THEIR CHARACTER AND CONDUCT; AND THEIR ATTEMPT AT CORRUPTING THE SCRIPTURES

THE HISTORY—BOOK VI

CHAPTER I
THE PERSECUTION UNDER SEVERUS

CHAPTER II
THE EDUCATION OF ORIGEN, FROM HIS EARLIEST YOUTH

CHAPTER III
WHEN A VERY YOUNG MAN HE PREACHED THE GOSPEL

CHAPTER IV
THE NUMBER OF HIS CATECHUMENS THAT SUFFERED MARTYRDOM

CHAPTER V
THE EXECUTION OF POTAMIÆNA

CHAPTER VI
CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER VII
THE HISTORIAN JUDAS

CHAPTER VIII
THE RESOLUTE ACT OF ORIGEN

CHAPTER IX
THE MIRACLE OF NARCISSUS

CHAPTER X
THE BISHOPS IN JERUSALEM

CHAPTER XI
OF ALEXANDER

CHAPTER XII
SERAPION, AND THE WRITINGS ASCRIBED TO HIM

CHAPTER XIII
THE WORKS OF CLEMENT

CHAPTER XIV
THE BOOKS THAT CLEMENT MENTIONS

CHAPTER XV
OF HERACLAS

CHAPTER XVI
THE GREAT STUDY WHICH ORIGEN DEVOTED TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

CHAPTER XVII
OF THE TRANSLATOR SYMMACHUS

CHAPTER XVIII
OF AMBROSE

CHAPTER XIX
THE ACCOUNTS GIVEN OF ORIGEN BY OTHERS

CHAPTER XX
THE WORKS OF THE WRITERS OF THE DAY STILL EXTANT

CHAPTER XXI
THE BISHOPS THAT WERE NOTED AT THIS TIME

CHAPTER XXII
THE WORKS OF HIPPOLYTUS, THAT HAVE REACHED US

CHAPTER XXIII
ORIGEN’S ZEAL, AND HIS ELEVATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD

CHAPTER XXIV
THE EXPOSITIONS HE GAVE AT ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XXV
HIS REVIEW OF THE COLLECTIVE SCRIPTURES

CHAPTER XXVI
HERACLAS SUCCEEDS TO THE EPISCOPATE OF ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XXVII
HOW THE BISHOPS REGARDED HIM

CHAPTER XXVIII
THE PERSECUTION UNDER MAXIMINUS

CHAPTER XXIX
OF FABIANUS, WHO WAS REMARKABLY APPOINTED BISHOP OF ROME, BY A DIVINE COMMUNICATION

CHAPTER XXX
THE PUPILS OF ORIGEN

CHAPTER XXXI
OF AFRICANUS

CHAPTER XXXII
THE COMMENTARIES THAT ORIGEN WROTE IN PALESTINE

CHAPTER XXXIII
THE ERROR OF BERYLLUS

CHAPTER XXXIV
OF PHILIP CÆSAR

CHAPTER XXXV
DIONYSIUS SUCCEEDS HERACLAS IN THE EPISCOPATE

CHAPTER XXXVI
OTHER WORKS WRITTEN BY ORIGEN

CHAPTER XXXVII
THE DISSENSIONS OF THE ARABIANS

CHAPTER XXXVIII
THE HERESY OF THE HELCESAITES

CHAPTER XXXIX
THE PERSECUTION OF DECIUS

CHAPTER XL
WHAT HAPPENED TO DIONYSIUS

CHAPTER XLI
OF THOSE WHO SUFFERED MARTYRDOM AT ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XLII
OTHER ACCOUNTS GIVEN BY DIONYSIUS

CHAPTER XLIII
OF NOVATUS, HIS MANNERS AND HABITS, AND HIS HERESY

CHAPTER XLIV
DIONYSIUS’S ACCOUNT OF SERAPION

CHAPTER XLV
THE EPISTLE OF DIONYSIUS TO NOVATUS

CHAPTER XLVI
OTHER EPISTLES OF DIONYSIUS

THE HISTORY—BOOK VII

PREFACE TO THE SEVENTH BOOK

CHAPTER I
THE GREAT WICKEDNESS OF DECIUS AND GALLUS

CHAPTER II
THE BISHOPS OF ROME AT THIS TIME

CHAPTER III
CYPRIAN AND THE BISHOPS CONNECTED WITH HIM, MAINTAINED, THAT THOSE WHO HAD TURNED FROM HERETICAL ERROR, SHOULD BE BAPTISED AGAIN

CHAPTER IV
THE EPISTLE THAT DIONYSIUS WROTE ON THIS SUBJECT

CHAPTER V
THE PEACE AFTER THE PERSECUTION

CHAPTER VI
THE HERESY OF SABELLIUS

CHAPTER VII
THE EXECRABLE ERROR OF THE HERETICS, THE DIVINE VISION OF DIONYSIUS, AND THE ECCLESIASTICAL CANON GIVEN TO HIM

CHAPTER VIII
THE HETERODOXY OF NOVATUS

CHAPTER IX
THE UNGODLY BAPTISM OF HERETICS

CHAPTER X
VALERIAN, AND THE PERSECUTION RAISED BY HIM

CHAPTER XI
THE SUFFERINGS OF DIONYSIUS, AND THOSE IN EGYPT

CHAPTER XII
THE MARTYRS AT CÆSAREA OF PALESTINE

CHAPTER XIII
THE PEACE AFTER GALLIENUS

CHAPTER XIV
THE BISHOPS THAT FLOURISHED AT THIS TIME

CHAPTER XV
THE MARTYRDOM OF MARINUS AT CÆSAREA

CHAPTER XVI
SOME ACCOUNT OF ASTYRIUS

CHAPTER XVII
THE MIRACLES OF OUR SAVIOUR AT PANEAS

CHAPTER XVIII
THE STATUE ERECTED BY THE WOMAN HAVING AN HEMORRHAGE

CHAPTER XIX
THE EPISCOPAL SEAT OF JAMES

CHAPTER XX
THE EPISTLES OF DIONYSIUS, ON FESTIVALS, IN WHICH HE GIVES THE CANON ON THE PASSOVER

CHAPTER XXI
THE EVENTS THAT OCCURRED AT ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XXII
THE PESTILENCE WHICH THEN PREVAILED

CHAPTER XXIII
THE REIGN OF GALLIENUS

CHAPTER XXIV
OF NEPOS AND HIS SCHISM

CHAPTER XXV
THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN

CHAPTER XXVI
THE EPISTLES OF DIONYSIUS

CHAPTER XXVII
PAUL OF SAMOSATA, AND THE HERESY INTRODUCED BY HIM AT ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XXVIII
THE DIFFERENT BISHOPS THEN DISTINGUISHED

CHAPTER XXIX
PAUL, REFUTED BY A CERTAIN MALCHION, ONE OF THE PRESBYTERS WHO HAD BEEN A SOPHIST, WAS DEPOSED

CHAPTER XXX
THE EPISTLE OF THE COUNCIL AGAINST PAUL

CHAPTER XXXI
THE ERROR OF THE MANICHEES, WHICH COMMENCED AT THIS TIME

CHAPTER XXXII
OF THOSE DISTINGUISHED ECCLESIASTICAL WRITERS OF OUR OWN DAY, AND WHICH OF THEM SURVIVED UNTIL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CHURCHES

THE HISTORY—BOOK VIII

PREFACE TO THE EIGHTH BOOK

CHAPTER I
THE EVENTS THAT PRECEDED THE PERSECUTION IN OUR TIMES

CHAPTER II
THE DEMOLITION OF THE CHURCHES

CHAPTER III
THE NATURE OF THE CONFLICTS ENDURED BY THE MARTYRS, IN THE PERSECUTION

CHAPTER IV
THE ILLUSTRIOUS MARTYRS OF GOD, WHO FILLED EVERY PLACE WITH THE CELEBRITY OF THEIR NAME, AND OBTAINED VARIOUS CROWNS OF MARTYRDOM FOR THEIR PIETY

CHAPTER V
THE AFFAIRS OF NICOMEDIA

CHAPTER VI
THOSE THAT WERE IN THE PALACE

CHAPTER VII
THE EGYPTIANS THAT SUFFERED IN PHŒNICE

CHAPTER VIII
THOSE WHO SUFFERED IN EGYPT

CHAPTER IX
OF THOSE IN THEBAIS

CHAPTER X
THE WRITINGS OF PHILEAS, WHICH GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THE MARTYRS OF ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XI
THE DESTRUCTIVE EVENTS IN PHRYGIA

CHAPTER XII
OF THE SHOCKING SUFFERINGS OF MANY OTHERS, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, IN VARIOUS PLACES

CHAPTER XIII
THOSE PRELATES THAT EVINCED THE REALITY OF THE RELIGION THEY PROCLAIMED WITH THEIR BLOOD

CHAPTER XIV
THE MORALS OF THE PERSECUTORS

CHAPTER XV
THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED TO THE HEATHEN

CHAPTER XVI
THE CHANGE OF AFFAIRS FOR THE BETTER

CHAPTER XVII
THE REVOCATIN OF THE EMPERORS

THE BOOK OF THE MARTYRS OF PALESTINE

CHAPTER I
PROCOPIUS, ALPHEUS, AND ZACCHEUS

CHAPTER II
THE MARTYR ROMANUS

CHAPTER III
TIMOTHEUS, AGAPIUS, THECLA, AND EIGHT OTHERS

CHAPTER IV
THE MARTYR APPHIANUS

CHAPTER V
THE MARTYRS ULPIAN AND ÆDESIUS

CHAPTER VI
THE MARTYR AGAPIUS

CHAPTER VII
THE MARTYRS THEODOSIA, DOMNINUS, AND AUXENTIUS

CHAPTER VIII
OTHER CONFESSORS; ALSO VALENTINA AND PAULUS

CHAPTER IX
THE RENEWAL OF THE PRESECUTION WITH GREATER VIOLENCE. ANTONINUS, ZEBINA, GERMANUS, AND OTHERS

CHAPTER X
PETRUS ASCETES, ASCLEPIUS THE MARCIONITE, AND OTHER MARTYRS

CHAPTER XI
PAMPHILUS AND OTHERS

CHAPTER XII
THE PRELATES OF THE CHURCH

CHAPTER XIII
SILVANUS AND JOHN, AND THIRTY MORE OTHER MARTYRS

THE HISTORY—BOOK IX

CHAPTER I
THE PRETENDED RELAXATION

CHAPTER II
THE SUBSEQUENT REVERSE

CHAPTER III
THE NEW STATUE ERECTED AT ANTIOCH

CHAPTER IV
THE DECREES AGAINST US

CHAPTER V
THE FALSE ACTS

CHAPTER VI
THOSE WHO SUFFERED MARTYRDOM AT THIS TIME

CHAPTER VII
THE MEASURES DECREED AGAINST US, AND ENGRAVED ON PILLARS

CHAPTER VIII
THE EVENTS THAT OCCURRED AFTER THESE; FAMINE, PESTILENCE, AND WAR

CHAPTER IX
THE DEATH OF THE TYRANTS, AND THEIR EXPRESSIONS BEFORE THEIR END

CHAPTER X
THE VICTORY OF THE PIOUS EMPERORS

CHAPTER XI
THE TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE ENEMIES OF RELIGION

THE HISTORY—BOOK X

CHAPTER I
THE PEACE WHICH WAS GRANTED US BY DIVINE INTERPOSITION

CHAPTER II
THE RESTORATION OF THE CHURCHES

CHAPTER III
THE DEDICATIONS OF THE CHURCHES IN ALL PLACES

CHAPTER IV
PANEGYRIC ON THE SPLENDOUR OF OUR AFFAIRS

CHAPTER V
COPIES OF THE IMPERIAL DECREES

CHAPTER VI
OF THE PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE CHRISTIANS

CHAPTER VII
THE PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF THE CLERGY

CHAPTER VIII
THE WICKEDNESS WHICH LICINIUS AFTERWARDS EXHIBITED, AND HIS DEATH

CHAPTER IX
THE VICTORY OF CONSTANTINE, AND THE BLESSINGS WHICH UNDER HIM ACCRUED TO THE WHOLE ROMAN WORLD








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