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A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
IN SIX BOOKS

EVAGRIUS

FROM A. D. 431 TO A. D. 594 BY Evagrius

A NEW TRANSLATION FROM THE GREEK: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR AND HIS WRITINGS

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.XLVI

CONTENTS

Title Page: A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN SIX BOOKS

A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN SIX BOOKS

ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR AND HIS WRITINGS

THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF EVAGRIUS

THE HISTORY—BOOK I

PREFACE. DESIGN OF THE WORK

CHAPTER I
ARTIFICE BY WHICH THE DEVIL ATTEMPTS TO SUBVERT THE PURITY OF THE FAITH

CHAPTER II
HERESY OF NESTORIUS DISCOVERED AND CONDEMNED

CHAPTER III
LETTER FROM CYRIL TO NESTORIUS.—COUNCIL OF EPHESUS

CHAPTER IV
DEPOSITION OF NESTORIUS

CHAPTER V
DEPOSITION OF CYRIL AND OF JOHN.—THEIR RECONCILIATION

CHAPTER VI
CYRIL’S EULOGY OF A LETTER FROM JOHN OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER VII
DEATH OF NESTORIUS

CHAPTER VIII
SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS AT CONSTANTINOPLE

CHAPTER IX
HERESY OF EUTYCHES

CHAPTER X
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF EPHESUS

CHAPTER XI
AN APOLOGY FOR DIFFERENCES OF OPINION AMONG CHRISTIANS

CHAPTER XII
CONDEMNATION OF THE NESTORIAN DOCTRINE BY THEODOSIUS

CHAPTER XIII
SIMEON THE STYLITE

CHAPTER XIV
DESCRIPTION OF THE APPEARANCE OF A STAR NEAR THE COLUMN OF SIMEON

CHAPTER XV
ISIDORE OF PELUSIUM AND SYNESIUS OF CYRENE

CHAPTER XVI
TRANSLATION OF THE REMAINS OF IGNATIUS

CHAPTER XVII
ATTILA KING OF THE HUNS. EARTHQUAKES

CHAPTER XVIII
ANTIOCH EMBELLISHED BY DIFFERENT GOVERNORS

CHAPTER XIX
WARS DURING THE REIGN OF THEODOSIUS

CHAPTER XX
THE EMPRESS EUDOCIA

CHAPTER XXI
VISITS OF EUDOCIA TO JERUSALEM. ASCETICS

CHAPTER XXII
BUILDINGS ERECTED BY EUDOCIA. ACCESSION OF MARCIAN

THE HISTORY—BOOK II

CHAPTER I
FORTUNES AND CHARACTER OF MARCIAN

CHAPTER II
COUNCIL OF CHALCEDON SUMMONED BY MARCIAN

CHAPTER III
DESCRIPTION OF THE CHURCH OF ST. EUPHEMIA

CHAPTER IV
COUNCIL OF CHALCEDON

CHAPTER V
TUMULT AT ALEXANDRIA—AND AT JERUSALEM

CHAPTER VI
DROUGHT, FAMINE, AND PESTILENCE IN ASIA MINOR

CHAPTER VII
DEATH OF THE EMPEROR VALENTINIAN.—ROME TAKEN.—SUCCESSORS OF VALENTINIAN

CHAPTER VIII
DEATH OF THE EMPEROR MARCIAN.—MURDER OF PROTERIUS, BISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA.—ELECTION OF TIMOTHY, SURNAMED ÆLURUS (THE CAT)

CHAPTER IX
LETTER FROM THE EMPEROR LEO

CHAPTER X
REPLIES OF THE BISHOPS.—AND OF SIMEON

CHAPTER XI
PUNISHMENT OF TIMOTHY

CHAPTER XII
EARTHQUAKE AT ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XIII
CONFLAGRATION AT CONSTANTINOPLE

CHAPTER XIV
OTHER PUBLIC CALAMITIES

CHAPTER XV
MARRIAGE OF ZENO AND ARIADNE

CHAPTER XVI
REIGN OF ANTHEMIUS—OF OLYBRIUS—AND OTHER WESTERN PRINCES

CHAPTER XVII
DEATH OF THE EMPEROR LEO

CHAPTER XVIII
EPITOME OF THE ACTS OF THE COUNCIL OF CHALCEDON

THE HISTORY—BOOK III

CHAPTER I
CHARACTER OF THE EMPEROR ZENO

CHAPTER II
INCURSIONS OF THE BARBARIANS

CHAPTER III
INSURRECTION OF BASILISCUS. FLIGHT OF ZENO

CHAPTER IV
CIRCULAR OF BASILISCUS

CHAPTER V
RECEPTION OF THE CIRCULAR

CHAPTER VI
PROCEEDINGS OF TIMOTHY ÆLURUS

CHAPTER VII
COUNTER CIRCULAR OF BASILISCUS

CHAPTER VIII
RESTORATION OF ZENO

CHAPTER IX
EPISTLE OF THE ASIATIC BISHOPS TO ACACIUS

CHAPTER X
SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS AT ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XI
SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS AT ALEXANDRIA

CHAPTER XII
ECCLESIASTICAL MEASURES OF ZENO

CHAPTER XIII
PUBLICATION OF THE HENOTICON OF ZENO

CHAPTER XIV
THE HENOTICON (INSTRUMENT OF UNION)

CHAPTER XV
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN SIMPLICIUS AND ZENO

CHAPTER XVI
DEPOSITION OF CALANDION AND RESTORATION OF PETER THE FULLER

CHAPTER XVII
LETTER FROM PETER TO ACACIUS

CHAPTER XVIII
FELIX ISSUES A SENTENCE OF DEPOSITION AGAINST ACACIUS

CHAPTER XIX
INTERFERENCE OF CYRIL THE MONK

CHAPTER XX
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN FELIX AND ZENO

CHAPTER XXI
ACCUSATION OF THE LEGATES BY SIMEON THE MONK, AND THEIR CONSEQUENT DEPRIVATION

CHAPTER XXII
COMMOTION AT ALEXANDRIA ON ACCOUNT OF THE COUNCIL OF CHALCEDON

CHAPTER XXIII
SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS AT CONSTANTINOPLE, ALEXANDRIA, AND ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XXIV
DEATH OF ARMATUS

CHAPTER XXV
INSURRECTION AND DEATH OF THEODORIC

CHAPTER XXVI
INSURRECTION OF MARCIAN

CHAPTER XXVII
INSURRECTION OF ILLUS AND LEONTIUS

CHAPTER XXVIII
ACCOUNT OF MAMMIANUS AND HIS STRUCTURES

CHAPTER XXIX
DEATH OF ZENO.—SUCCESSION OF ANASTASIUS

CHAPTER XXX
DIVISIONS IN THE CHURCH

CHAPTER XXXI
LETTER TO ALCISON FROM THE MONKS OF PALESTINE

CHAPTER XXXII
EJECTION OF MACEDONIUS AND FLAVIAN FROM THEIR SEES

CHAPTER XXXIII
SEVERUS BISHOP OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XXXIV
ACT OF DEPOSITION AGAINST SEVERUS

CHAPTER XXXV
SUPPRESSION OF THE ISAURIAN INSURRECTION

CHAPTER XXXVI
INVASION OF THE ARABS

CHAPTER XXXVII
CAPTURE OF AMIDA. FOUNDING OF DARAS

CHAPTER XXXVIII
THE LONG WALL

CHAPTER XXXIX
ABOLITION OF THE CHRYSARGYRUM

CHAPTER XL
FALSEHOODS OF THE HISTORIAN ZOSIMUS

CHAPTER XLI
REFUTATION OF ZOSIMUS

CHAPTER XLII
THE GOLD-RATE

CHAPTER XLIII
INSURRECTION OF VITALIAN

CHAPTER XLIV
SEDITION AT CONSTANTINOPLE

THE HISTORY—BOOK IV

CHAPTER I
ACCESSION OF JUSTIN

CHAPTER II
DESIGNS AND DEATH OF AMANTIUS AND THEOCRITUS

CHAPTER III
ASSASSINATION OF VITALIAN

CHAPTER IV
DEPOSITION OF SEVERUS, BISHOP OF ANTIOCH. SUCCESSION OF PAUL AND EUPHRASIUS

CHAPTER V
FIRES AND EARTHQUAKES AT ANTIOCH. DEATH OF EUPHRASIUS

CHAPTER VI
ELEVATION OF EPHRAEMIUS, COUNT OF THE EAST, TO THE PATRIARCHATE OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER VII
MIRACLES OF ZOSIMAS AND JOHN

CHAPTER VIII
GENERAL CALAMITIES

CHAPTER IX
APPOINTMENT OF JUSTINIAN TO A SHARE IN THE EMPIRE

CHAPTER X
THE COUNCIL OF CHALCEDON UPHELD BY JUSTINIAN

CHAPTER XI
DEPOSITION OF ANTHIMUS AND THEODOSIUS FROM THEIR SEES

CHAPTER XII
CABADES AND CHOSROES, KINGS OF PERSIA

CHAPTER XIII
INCURSION OF THE ARABS. SEDITION AT CONSTANTINOPLE

CHAPTER XIV
PERSECUTION BY HUNERIC

CHAPTER XV
CABAONES THE MOOR

CHAPTER XVI
EXPEDITION OF BELISARIUS AGAINST THE VANDALS

CHAPTER XVII
TRIUMPH OF BELISARIUS

CHAPTER XVIII
ORIGIN OF THE MOORS. MUNIFICENCE OF JUSTINIAN IN AFRICA

CHAPTER XIX
EVENTS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF THEODORIC

CHAPTER XX
CONVERSION OF THE HERULI

CHAPTER XXI
LOSS AND RECOVERY OF ROME

CHAPTER XXII
CONVERSION OF THE ABASGI

CHAPTER XXIII
CONVERSION OF THE PEOPLE ON THE TANAIS. EARTHQUAKES

CHAPTER XXIV
ACHIEVEMENTS AND PIETY OF NARSES

CHAPTER XXV
INVASION OF THE PERSIANS. CAPTURE OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XXVI
DISPLAY OF THE WOOD OF THE CROSS AT APAMEA

CHAPTER XXVII
SIEGE OF EDESSA BY CHOSROES

CHAPTER XXVIII
MIRACLE AT SERGIOPOLIS

CHAPTER XXIX
PESTILENCE

CHAPTER XXX
AVARICE OF JUSTINIAN

CHAPTER XXXI
DESCRIPTION OF THE CHURCH OF ST. SOPHIA AT CONSTANTINOPLE

CHAPTER XXXII
PARTIALITY OF JUSTINIAN FOR THE BLUE FACTION

CHAPTER XXXIII
BARSANUPHIUS THE ASCETIC

CHAPTER XXXIV
SIMEON THE MONK

CHAPTER XXXV
THOMAS THE MONK

CHAPTER XXXVI
ACCOUNT OF A MIRACLE IN THE PATRIARCHATE OF MENAS

CHAPTER XXXVII
SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS

CHAPTER XXXVIII
THE FIFTH GENERAL COUNCIL

CHAPTER XXXIX
DEPARTURE OF JUSTINIAN FROM ORTHODOXY

CHAPTER XL
ANASTASIUS, PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XLI
DEATH OF JUSTINIAN

THE HISTORY—BOOK V

CHAPTER I
ACCESSION OF JUSTIN THE SECOND

CHAPTER II
MURDER OF JUSTIN, KINSMAN OF THE EMPEROR

CHAPTER III
EXECUTION OF ÆTHERIUS AND ADDÆUS

CHAPTER IV
EDICT OF JUSTIN CONCERNING THE FAITH

CHAPTER V
DEPOSITION OF ANASTASIUS, PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER VI
GREGORY, THE SUCCESSOR OF ANASTASIUS

CHAPTER VII
SUBMISSION OF THE INHABITANTS OF PERSARMENIA

CHAPTER VIII
SIEGE OF NISIBIS BY MARCIAN

CHAPTER IX
INVASION OF THE PERSIANS

CHAPTER X
CAPTURE OF APAMEA AND DARAS

CHAPTER XI
INSANITY OF JUSTIN

CHAPTER XII
EMBASSY OF TRAJAN TO CHOSROES

CHAPTER XIII
PROCLAMATION OF TIBERIUS. HIS CHARACTER

CHAPTER XIV
SUCCESSES OF THE ROMAN COMMANDER JUSTINIAN AGAINST THE PERSIANS

CHAPTER XV
DEATH OF CHOSROES. SUCCESSION OF HORMISDAS

CHAPTER XVI
SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS

CHAPTER XVII
EARTHQUAKE AT ANTIOCH

CHAPTER XVIII
COMMOTION ON ACCOUNT OF ANATOLIUS

CHAPTER XIX
CHARACTER AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF MAURICE

CHAPTER XX
OVERTHROW OF THE PERSIANS

CHAPTER XXI
PRODIGIES FORESHEWING THE ELEVATION OF MAURICE TO THE EMPIRE

CHAPTER XXII
ACCESSION OF MAURICE

CHAPTER XXIII
CHRONOLOGICAL STATEMENT

CHAPTER XXIV
SUCCESSION OF WRITERS ON SACRED AND PROFANE HISTORY

THE HISTORY—BOOK VI

CHAPTER I
NUPTIALS OF MAURICE AND AUGUSTA

CHAPTER II
ALAMUNDARUS THE ARAB AND HIS SON NAAMANES

CHAPTER III
MILITARY OPERATIONS OF JOHN AND PHILIPPICUS

CHAPTER IV
MUTINY OF THE TROOPS AGAINST PRISCUS

CHAPTER V
COMPULSORY ELEVATION OF GERMANUS

CHAPTER VI
MISSION OF PHILIPPICUS

CHAPTER VII
ACCUSATIONS AGAINST GREGORY, PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH

CHAPTER VIII
RECURRENCE OF EARTHQUAKES AT ANTIOCH

CHAPTER IX
INROAD AND DESTRUCTION OF THE BARBARIANS

CHAPTER X
CLEMENCY OF THE EMPEROR TOWARDS THE REBELS. INVASION OF THE AVARS

CHAPTER XI
MISSION OF THE PATRIARCH GREGORY TO THE TROOPS

CHAPTER XII
ORATION OF GREGORY TO THE TROOPS

CHAPTER XIII
SUBMISSION OF THE TROOPS

CHAPTER XIV
LOSS OF MARTYROPOLIS

CHAPTER XV
CAPTURE OF OCBAS

CHAPTER XVI
MURDER OF HORMISDAS

CHAPTER XVII
FLIGHT OF CHOSROES THE YOUNGER

CHAPTER XVIII
MISSION OF GREGORY AND DOMITIAN TO MEET CHOSROES

CHAPTER XIX
RESTORATION OF CHOSROES

CHAPTER XX
GOLANDUCH THE MARTYR

CHAPTER XXI
OFFERINGS OF CHOSROES

CHAPTER XXII
NAAMANES THE ARAB

CHAPTER XXIII
SIMEON THE STYLITE THE YOUNGER

CHAPTER XXIV
DEATH OF THE PATRIARCH GREGORY








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