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32 results for "acta"
1. Tertullian, To The Heathen, 1.2.1-1.3.10 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171
2. Anon., Marytrdom of Polycarp, None (2nd cent. CE - missingth cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 173
3. Lucian, The Passing of Peregrinus, 12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 218
4. Tertullian, On Flight In Persecution, None (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171, 218
5. Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies, 4.13, 7.17 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 222
6. Tertullian, Apology, 2.1-2.2, 2.4, 30.1, 30.4-30.5, 32.1, 33.1-33.2, 40.2 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171, 173
2.1. tractatio deberet intervenire? Quodcunque dicimur, cum alii dicuntur, et proprio ore et mercenaria advocatione utuntur ad innocentiae suae commendationem. 2.2. liceat indefensos et inauditos omnino damnari. 2.4. 30.1. quousque vires imperii sui valent, et ita deum intellegunt; adversus quem valere non possunt, per eum valere se cognoscunt. Caelum denique debellet imperator, caelum captivum triumpho suo invehat, caelo mittat excubias, caelo vectigalia imponat. 30.4. orbem quietum, quaecunque hominis et Caesaris vota sunt, 30.5. anima innocenti, de spiritu sancto profectam, non grana thuris unius assis, Arabicae arboris lacrimas, nec duas meri guttas, nec sanguinem reprobi bovis mori optantis, et post omnia inquinamenta etiam conscientiam spurcam: 32.1. 33.1. deo constitutus. Itaque ut meo plus ego illi operor in salutem, siquidem non solum ab eo postulo eam qui potest praestare, aut quod talis postulo qui merear impetrare, sed etiam quod temperans maiestatem Caesaris infra deum magis illum commendo deo, cui soli subicio. Subicio autem cui non adaequo. 33.2. 40.2.
7. Tertullian, To Scapula, 4.3, 5.1 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171
8. Tertullian, On The Crown, 1.1-2.4, 1.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 209
9. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 4.9.2-4.9.3, 4.26.5-4.26.11, 5.3.1-5.3.5, 5.16-5.22, 5.16.22, 5.18.5-5.18.11, 6.5.5-6.5.7, 6.41.22-6.41.23, 7.30.22 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171, 173, 209, 218, 219, 222, 236
4.9.2. If, therefore, the inhabitants of the province can clearly sustain this petition against the Christians so as to give answer in a court of law, let them pursue this course alone, but let them not have resort to men's petitions and outcries. For it is far more proper, if any one wishes to make an accusation, that you should examine into it. 4.9.3. If any one therefore accuses them and shows that they are doing anything contrary to the laws, do you pass judgment according to the heinousness of the crime. But, by Hercules! If any one bring an accusation through mere calumny, decide in regard to his criminality, and see to it that you inflict punishment.Such are the contents of Hadrian's rescript. 4.26.5. But in his book addressed to the emperor he records that the following events happened to us under him: For, what never before happened, the race of the pious is now suffering persecution, being driven about in Asia by new decrees. For the shameless informers and coveters of the property of others, taking occasion from the decrees, openly carry on robbery night and day, despoiling those who are guilty of no wrong. And a little further on he says: If these things are done by your command, well and good. For a just ruler will never take unjust measures; and we indeed gladly accept the honor of such a death. 4.26.6. But this request alone we present to you, that you would yourself first examine the authors of such strife, and justly judge whether they be worthy of death and punishment, or of safety and quiet. But if, on the other hand, this counsel and this new decree, which is not fit to be executed even against barbarian enemies, be not from you, much more do we beseech you not to leave us exposed to such lawless plundering by the populace. 4.26.7. Again he adds the following: For our philosophy formerly flourished among the Barbarians; but having sprung up among the nations under your rule, during the great reign of your ancestor Augustus, it became to your empire especially a blessing of auspicious omen. For from that time the power of the Romans has grown in greatness and splendor. To this power you have succeeded, as the desired possessor, and such shall you continue with your son, if you guard the philosophy which grew up with the empire and which came into existence with Augustus; that philosophy which your ancestors also honored along with the other religions. 4.26.8. And a most convincing proof that our doctrine flourished for the good of an empire happily begun, is this — that there has no evil happened since Augustus' reign, but that, on the contrary, all things have been splendid and glorious, in accordance with the prayers of all. 4.26.9. Nero and Domitian, alone, persuaded by certain calumniators, have wished to slander our doctrine, and from them it has come to pass that the falsehood has been handed down, in consequence of an unreasonable practice which prevails of bringing slanderous accusations against the Christians. 4.26.10. But your pious fathers corrected their ignorance, having frequently rebuked in writing many who dared to attempt new measures against them. Among them your grandfather Hadrian appears to have written to many others, and also to Fundanus, the proconsul and governor of Asia. And your father, when you also were ruling with him, wrote to the cities, forbidding them to take any new measures against us; among the rest to the Larissaeans, to the Thessalonians, to the Athenians, and to all the Greeks. 4.26.11. And as for you — since your opinions respecting the Christians are the same as theirs, and indeed much more benevolent and philosophic — we are the more persuaded that you will do all that we ask of you. These words are found in the above-mentioned work. 5.3.1. The same letter of the above-mentioned witnesses contains another account worthy of remembrance. No one will object to our bringing it to the knowledge of our readers. 5.3.2. It runs as follows: For a certain Alcibiades, who was one of them, led a very austere life, partaking of nothing whatever but bread and water. When he endeavored to continue this same sort of life in prison, it was revealed to Attalus after his first conflict in the amphitheater that Alcibiades was not doing well in refusing the creatures of God and placing a stumbling-block before others. 5.3.3. And Alcibiades obeyed, and partook of all things without restraint, giving thanks to God. For they were not deprived of the grace of God, but the Holy Ghost was their counselor. Let this suffice for these matters. 5.3.4. The followers of Montanus, Alcibiades and Theodotus in Phrygia were now first giving wide circulation to their assumption in regard to prophecy — for the many other miracles that, through the gift of God, were still wrought in the different churches caused their prophesying to be readily credited by many — and as dissension arose concerning them, the brethren in Gaul set forth their own prudent and most orthodox judgment in the matter, and published also several epistles from the witnesses that had been put to death among them. These they sent, while they were still in prison, to the brethren throughout Asia and Phrygia, and also to Eleutherus, who was then bishop of Rome, negotiating for the peace of the churches. 5.16.22. When those called to martyrdom from the Church for the truth of the faith have met with any of the so-called martyrs of the Phrygian heresy, they have separated from them, and died without any fellowship with them, because they did not wish to give their assent to the spirit of Montanus and the women. And that this is true and took place in our own time in Apamea on the Maeander, among those who suffered martyrdom with Gaius and Alexander of Eumenia, is well known. 5.18.5. And again a little farther on he speaks thus concerning one of their confessors:So also Themiso, who was clothed with plausible covetousness, could not endure the sign of confession, but threw aside bonds for an abundance of possessions. Yet, though he should have been humble on this account, he dared to boast as a martyr, and in imitation of the apostle, he wrote a certain catholic epistle, to instruct those whose faith was better than his own, contending for words of empty sound, and blaspheming against the Lord and the apostles and the holy Church. 5.18.6. And again concerning others of those honored among them as martyrs, he writes as follows:Not to speak of many, let the prophetess herself tell us of Alexander, who called himself a martyr, with whom she is in the habit of banqueting, and who is worshipped by many. We need not mention his robberies and other daring deeds for which he was punished, but the archives contain them. 5.18.7. Which of these forgives the sins of the other? Does the prophet the robberies of the martyr, or the martyr the covetousness of the prophet? For although the Lord said, 'Provide neither gold, nor silver, neither two coats,' these men, in complete opposition, transgress in respect to the possession of the forbidden things. For we will show that those whom they call prophets and martyrs gather their gain not only from rich men, but also from the poor, and orphans, and widows. But if they are confident, let them stand up and discuss these matters, that if convicted they may hereafter cease transgressing. For the fruits of the prophet must be tried; 'for the tree is known by its fruit.' 5.18.9. But that those who wish may know concerning Alexander, he was tried by Aemilius Frontinus, proconsul at Ephesus; not on account of the Name, but for the robberies which he had committed, being already an apostate. Afterwards, having falsely declared for the name of the Lord, he was released, having deceived the faithful that were there. And his own parish, from which he came, did not receive him, because he was a robber. Those who wish to learn about him have the public records of Asia. And yet the prophet with whom he spent many years knows nothing about him! Exposing him, through him we expose also the pretense of the prophet. We could show the same thing of many others. But if they are confident, let them endure the test. 5.18.11. Again, in another part of his work he speaks as follows of the prophets of whom they boast:If they deny that their prophets have received gifts, let them acknowledge this: that if they are convicted of receiving them, they are not prophets. And we will bring a multitude of proofs of this. But it is necessary that all the fruits of a prophet should be examined. Tell me, does a prophet dye his hair? Does a prophet stain his eyelids? Does a prophet delight in adornment? Does a prophet play with tables and dice? Does a prophet lend on usury? Let them confess whether these things are lawful or not; but I will show that they have been done by them. 6.5.5. Not long after this Basilides, being asked by his fellow-soldiers to swear for a certain reason, declared that it was not lawful for him to swear at all, for he was a Christian, and he confessed this openly. At first they thought that he was jesting, but when he continued to affirm it, he was led to the judge, and, acknowledging his conviction before him, he was imprisoned. But the brethren in God coming to him and inquiring the reason of this sudden and remarkable resolution, he is reported to have said that Potamiaena, for three days after her martyrdom, stood beside him by night and placed a crown on his head and said that she had besought the Lord for him and had obtained what she asked, and that soon she would take him with her. 6.5.6. Thereupon the brethren gave him the seal of the Lord; and on the next day, after giving glorious testimony for the Lord, he was beheaded. And many others in Alexandria are recorded to have accepted speedily the word of Christ in those times. 6.5.7. For Potamiaena appeared to them in their dreams and exhorted them. But let this suffice in regard to this matter. 6.41.22. A band of soldiers, Ammon and Zeno and Ptolemy and Ingenes, and with them an old man, Theophilus, were standing close together before the tribunal. And as a certain person who was being tried as a Christian, seemed inclined to deny, they standing by gnashed their teeth, and made signs with their faces and stretched out their hands, and gestured with their bodies. And when the attention of all was turned to them, before any one else could seize them, they rushed up to the tribunal saying that they were Christians, so that the governor and his council were affrighted. And those who were on trial appeared most courageous in prospect of their sufferings, while their judges trembled. And they went exultingly from the tribunal rejoicing in their testimony; God himself having caused them to triumph gloriously. 7.30.22. After a reign of six years, Aurelian was succeeded by Probus. He reigned for the same number of years, and Carus, with his sons, Carinus and Numerianus, succeeded him. After they had reigned less than three years the government devolved on Diocletian, and those associated with him. Under them took place the persecution of our time, and the destruction of the churches connected with it.
10. Cyprian, Letters To Jovian, 43.4.2, 43.7.2, 58.3 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 204
11. Cyprian, Letters, 43.4.2, 43.7.2, 58.3 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 204
12. Cyprian, Letters, 43.4.2, 43.7.2, 58.3 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 204
13. Cyprian, Letters, 43.4.2, 43.7.2, 58.3 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 204
14. Cyprian, Letters, 43.4.2, 43.7.2, 58.3 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 204
15. Cic., Cic., None  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 204
16. Anon., Vita Sancti Auxibii, 1  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171
17. Leontius of Constantinople, Homiliae, 1.2.1-1.3.10  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171
18. Anon., Acts of Maximilian, 3.1  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 209
19. Anon., Miracula St. Demetrii, 8.19, 10.25  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 222
20. Papyri, P.Oxy., 42.3015, 43.3117  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 218
21. Anon., Act. Troph., 1.1-1.4  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 236
22. Anon., Act. Procons., 1.1-2.1, 1.5  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 204
23. Anon., Act. Marcell., 1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1, 4.2-4.3, 5.1  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 209
24. Epigraphy, I. Mont, 56, 70, 69  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 236
25. Epigraphy, Lex Irnitana, 4.3, 5.1  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171
26. Anon., Martyrdom of Pionius, 11.2  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 222
27. Anon., Mart. Marin., 1.3  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 209
28. Anon., Mart. Just., 1.1, 4.4-4.8  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 222
29. Anon., Mart. Carp., 1.1  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171
30. Anon., Letter From Vienna And Lyons, None  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171, 173, 219, 222
31. Anon., Lives of The Prophets, Life of Isaiah, 1.4, 2.2  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 209
32. Pseudo-Tertullian, Martyrdom of Perpetua And Felicitas, 2.1, 6.1  Tagged with subjects: •acta martyrum ix Found in books: Tabbernee (2007) 171