Early Church History 19
Of Blood and Ink: The Martyrologies
Nero's brief and brutal persecution
Domitian's persecution: a family affair
Flavius Clemens, Acilius Glabrio
Trajan's letter to Pliny the Younger
"cognitio extra ordinem"
Arrius Antonius: If you want to die so bad, go jump off a cliff!
Trajan, Hadrian (117 - 138), Anoninus Pius (138 - 161)
Ptolemaueus in Rome; City Prefect Lollius Urbicus
Justin's Second Apology
Marcus Aurelius and Junius Rusticus
1. Court records copied out
2. Eyewitness accounts, "passiones"
3. Legends from Stories and sermons
Tertullian: We are but of yesterday, and we have filled all your world: cities, islands, fortresses, towns, market places, the camp itself, tribes, companies, the palace, the senate, the forum. We have left you nothing but your temples only.
Acts of the martyrs of Scilli
The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity Carthage, March 7, 202
Vibia Perpetua, Saturus
"Washed and Saved! Washed and Saved!
"Such a woman could not have been slain unless she had willed it herself, since she was feared by the impure spirit."
Pergamon, 160's, and Acts of Apollonius
Legends and Pious Stories: Saints Agnes, Cecilia, Felicitas and her Seven Sons, Hippolytus, Lawrence, Sixtus, Sebastian, John and Paul, Cosmos and Damian, "Martyrium Sainti Clementis"
Pope Xystus II
1849. Father Guiseppi Marchi and Giovanni Baptista de Rossi
NELIUS MARTYR + COR
Cemetery of Callistus, the chapel of Pope Zephyrinus
CORNELIUS MARTYR EPISCOPUS
Papyrus of Monza, Queen of Lombardy, Pope Gregory I
1883 W. Ramsay, Sultan Abdul Hamid
Burial Stone of Bishop Abercius of Hieropolis, Phrygia
Esmeralda Crucitti, Rome Pagan and Christian
Ludwig Hertling and Engelbert Kirschbaum, The Roman Catacombs and Their Martyrs
"The Roman catacombs, scientifically considered, are simply sites of excavation, exactly life Pompeii, etc... enough has been said to prove the original proposition, namely, that the CREDO of the primitive Christians was the same as the CREDO in which we Christians believe today. Jesus Christus heri et hodie, ipse et in saecula!"