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Tertullian, On Flight In Persecution, 12.5

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1. Justin, First Apology, 2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2. Reason directs those who are truly pious and philosophical to honour and love only what is true, declining to follow traditional opinions, if these be worthless. For not only does sound reason direct us to refuse the guidance of those who did or taught anything wrong, but it is incumbent on the lover of truth, by all means, and if death be threatened, even before his own life, to choose to do and say what is right. Do you, then, since you are called pious and philosophers, guardians of justice and lovers of learning, give good heed, and hearken to my address; and if you are indeed such, it will be manifested. For we have come, not to flatter you by this writing, nor please you by our address, but to beg that you pass judgment, after an accurate and searching investigation, not flattered by prejudice or by a desire of pleasing superstitious men, nor induced by irrational impulse or evil rumours which have long been prevalent, to give a decision which will prove to be against yourselves. For as for us, we reckon that no evil can be done us, unless we be convicted as evil-doers or be proved to be wicked men; and you, you can kill, but not hurt us.
2. Tertullian, To Scapula, 1.1, 3.4-3.5, 5.1-5.2 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3. Tertullian, Apology, 32 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

32. There is also another and a greater necessity for our offering prayer in behalf of the emperors, nay, for the complete stability of the empire, and for Roman interests in general. For we know that a mighty shock impending over the whole earth - in fact, the very end of all things threatening dreadful woes - is only retarded by the continued existence of the Roman empire. We have no desire, then, to be overtaken by these dire events; and in praying that their coming may be delayed, we are lending our aid to Rome's duration. More than this, though we decline to swear by the genii of the C sars, we swear by their safety, which is worth far more than all your genii. Are you ignorant that these genii are called D mones, and thence the diminutive name D monia is applied to them? We respect in the emperors the ordice of God, who has set them over the nations. We know that there is that in them which God has willed; and to what God has willed we desire all safety, and we count an oath by it a great oath. But as for demons, that is, your genii, we have been in the habit of exorcising them, not of swearing by them, and thereby conferring on them divine honour.
4. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 4.9.1-4.9.3 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

4.9.1. To Minucius Fundanus. I have received an epistle, written to me by Serennius Granianus, a most illustrious man, whom you have succeeded. It does not seem right to me that the matter should be passed by without examination, lest the men be harassed and opportunity be given to the informers for practicing villainy. 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.
5. Pseudo-Tertullian, Martyrdom of Perpetua And Felicitas, 4.1

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
arrius antoninus Tabbernee (2007) 190
asia (roman province) Tabbernee (2007) 190
faith/the faith Tabbernee (2007) 253
martyrdom/martyrs Tabbernee (2007) 190, 234, 253
mavilus of hadrumetum Tabbernee (2007) 190
maximin ii daia Tabbernee (2007) 234
oracles/sayings [logia (montanist) Tabbernee (2007) 234, 253
paganism/paganists Tabbernee (2007) 253
persecutions Tabbernee (2007) 190, 234, 253
pionius Tabbernee (2007) 234
pliny,letter to trajan on christians Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 828
right of accused to trial Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 828
roman empire,power of governor Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 828
saturus Tabbernee (2007) 234
scapula Tabbernee (2007) 190, 234
severus of laodicea combusta Tabbernee (2007) 234
tertullian Tabbernee (2007) 190, 234, 253
voluntary martyrdom ix,xxxvi' Tabbernee (2007) 253
voluntary martyrdom ix,xxxvi Tabbernee (2007) 190, 234