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Popes or ; EcclesiastiSovereign | Bishops of cal & TheoPrinces. Rome. logical Wri


Heretics. Remarkable Events.

Profane Authors.

Roman Em-The succes- The Evan-Dositheus. | The tax of Augus- Titus Livius. perors. sion of the gelists & Simon Ma- tus Cæsar.

Germanicus. first Bishops Apostles. gus.

Gratius. A. D. of Rome is The three The Gnos- The birth of Ovid. Augustus 14 a matter full! Apostolic' tics. CHRIST.

Julius HygiTiberius 37 of intricacy Fathers, Cerinthus,

nus. Caligula 41 and obscu-Clement, Hymenæus! The offerings pre-Labeo. Claudius 54/rity.- Barnabas, 1

sented to Jesus Christ Valerius Nero 68 We shall Hermas. Si Philetus, by the wise men from Maximus, Galba 69 herein fol- Philo, the who, toge. the East.

Phædrus. Otho 69 low the Jew. ther with

Verrius Vitellius 70 learned Bp. Flavius Jo-Demas and The four passovers Flaccus. Vespasian Pearson. sephus.. Diotrephes, celebrated by Christ. Strabo. 79 are rather to

Dionysius of Titus 81 Linus. These arelbe consider- John the Baptist Alexand. Domitian 96 Anacletus almost all led as apos- beheaded. Christ's Seneca, the Nerva 98 Clement the genuine tates than as miracles, sufferings. Rhetor.

Evaristus. ecclesiasti- heretics. death, resurrection, Seneca, the
Alexander. cal writers of The Nico- and ascension.

Philosothe first cen- laitans.

pher and The dates tury that are Ebion. The descent of the poet. of the deaths now extant. The Naza- Holy Ghost. Velleius Paof the Roman For the let- renes, St. Stephen, the terculus. Pontiffs are ter of Jesus

first Martyr. Cremutius not the same Christ to 1 N.B. The The conversion of Isidore of in the ac- Abgarus Ebionites & St. Paul.

Charax. counts of king of Nazarenes, Institution of Aga-Celsus, the chronolo- Edessa—the though ge- pæ, or feasts of cha- Physician. gers. gospels, Acts, nerally pla-rity.

Massurius Epistles, andlced by the Baptism is adminis- Sabinus. Fleury, Liturgies, Learned in tered by immersion. Dydimis of Pearson, that have the first cen- Several Christian Alexand. Marcel, |(besides tury, yet be-churches founded. Cocceius Pfaff, Bower, those which long more | The first persecu- Nerva. Lenglet, and we esteem properly to tion under Nero. Philo, the others, differ Canonical) The second. The oracles redu- Jew. frequently been attri

ced to silence, a du- Pomponius in this res- buted to the

bious, or rather a fa- Mela. pect; and Apostles

Ibulous story. Columella. their differ-as also the

The destruction of Remmius ences some- Epistles of


Palæmon times are Mary to lg.

The accounts of a Votienus, Iconsiderable patius, and

dispute between St.! (VOL. IV,

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For exam-others the ple, the Acts of Pideath of late the Pope Anice-Epistles of tus is placed Seneca to St. by Petau and Paul, &c. Lenglet, in must be conthe year161, sidered as by Pearson apocryphal and Pfaff in & spurious. (162, by The works Fleury, that bear the Walsh, and name of DiBower, in onysius the 1168. Areopagite

As it is im- were forged possible to lin the Fifth reconcile Century. these histo rians, and 1 difficult often to decide which calculates best, we shall fol.) low Pearson and Pfaff as the surest guides.

Peter and Simon the Servilius Magician at Rome, Marcus. and of a Statue, ha- AnnæusCorving heen erected to nutus. the latter in that city, Lucian. seem idle fictions. Androma| The second perse- chus. cution of the Chris-Petronius. tians under Domi-Persius.

Epictetus. | St. John thrown Dioscorides. into a caldron of boil- Flavius Joing oil, a dubious sephus. story.

Silius ItaliThe adventures of cus. Apollonius Tyaneus. Valerius

Pliny, the

Pliny, the

Plinius Va-

lerianus. Juvenal. Martial. Statius. Sext. Jul. Frontinus. Quintilian. Dion Chry.

sostome. Tacitus. Phlegon. Apion. Trogus. Pompeius. Athenodo


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Roman Xystus or Ignatius of Nazarenes. | Third persecution Arrian. Emperors. (Sixtus 127 Antioch. Gnostics. under Trajan mitiga

A. D.Telesphorus Polycarp. Cainites. Wted by the interces- Aulus GelliTrajan 1171

138 Justin Mar- Elxai. sion of Pliny the as. " Adrian 138 Hyginus 150 tyr. Saturninus. Younger.

Plutarch. Anton. Pius Pius I. 153 Hegesippus..

'Fourth persecution Florus. 161 Anicetus 162 Theophilus Millenari.

under Adrian. Celsus, the M. Antonius Soter 72 of Antioch, | ans.

| Lawyer. 180 Eleutherius the first who Basilides. | Fifth persecution Lucius Ve185 made use of

under Antoninus Pi- Oenomaus rus Commo-Victor 196 the word Isidore, the nus, continued under Philo of dus 192

Trinity to Son. Marcus Aurelius,and Phænicia. Pertinax 193

express the Carpocrates Lucius Verus. Did. Juliadistinction of and his fol.

Ptolemy, the nus 193

what divines lowers. | Conversion of the AstronoNiger 194

call, persons Marcellina Germans and Gauls,' mer and Albinus Se

in the God- and Epic and (if we may give Geograverus 1981

head. The phanes. credit to Bede) of the pher,
Christian | Prodicus, Britons.

Salvius Julichurch is the chief of

anus. very little the Adam- The 'thundering Suetonius. obliged to ites. Legion--a dubious Apollonius, him for his | Valentine event.

the Philo. invention. and his folThe use of lowers. Insurrections of the Appian. this & other

Jews against the Ro- Fronto. unscriptural * Tatian, mans.

Maximus terms, to supposed to

Tyrius. which men be the chief Sedition & slaugh-| attach either of the En- ter of that people un- Taurus Calno ideas, or cratites. (der the standards of visius. false ones, Hydropara- Barcocheba, the false Apuleius. has wounded states, and Messiah.

Artemidocharity and Apoctact

rus. peace, with-ites.

The Jews are dri-Lucian. out promo-Ptolomæus ven from Jerusalem. Numenes. ting truth & Secundus.

Pausanias. knowledge.

Horrible calumnies Poliænus. It has produ-Cerdo. thrown out against ced heresies Marcion. the Christians by Lu- Sextus Emof the worst Florinus. cian,Crescens, Celsus, piricus. kind.

and the Pagans in ge- Athenæus. Melito. Docetæ, or neral. Tartian.* Phantasi

Julius Pol. Papias. asts. The perusal of the lux. Apollinaris. The Meli- Sibylline Oracles pro- Diogenes Hermias. tonians. hibited by an impe- Laertius. Athenago- | The Sac-rial edict. Christian Gallienus.

ras. cophori. assemblies are heldon Clemens Severians. Sundays, and other Ammonius

Alexandri- Ophites. stated days, in private Saccas. nus. Artotyrites. houses, and in the bu. Priscus. Tertullian. | Theodotus, rying places of Mar-Cephalion. Aquila. the Tanner, tyrs.

Aristides. Theodotion. the chief of Infant baptism and Hermoge. Symmachus the Alogi. sponsors used in this nes, who, i Hermes, Montanus. Icentury.

at the age

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The un. Tertullian. Various Festivals of 17, pub. known au-Priscilla and & Fasts established. lished his thor of the Maximilla, 1 A distinction form- Rhetoric: Sibylline who were led between Bishops at 20. his

Oracles. called Mon-and Presbyters, who,l book on Ireneus. ltanists,Cata- with the Deacons and Ideas; and Polycrates. phryges, and Readers, are the only at 25, is IDionysips of Pepuzians. orders of ecclesiastics said to Corinth.

known in this centu. have fora Patenus. The Sethites ry.

got all Quadratus. I and Abel! The sign of the that he

ites. cross and anointing had learnAdd to these


ed. several frag- Heracleon. The custom of Justin Marments of the

praying toward the tyr. writings of Bassus. East introduced. Theophilus some of the

of Antioch. principal Colarbasus.

Chrysorus. Heretics

Marcus An. mentioned in Blastus.

toninus. the follow.

Harpocra. ing column. Mark. These frag

Polyænus. ments are Valentini

Athenagocollected by ans.

ras. Cotelerius,

Celsus, the Grabe, &c. Bardesanes.



Julius Soli. nes.

nus. Apelles.


Papinian. Praxeas, the chief of the Patropassians, Seleucas,and Hermias.

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Sovereign 1 Bishops of logical Wri-

Popes or


ccal & TheoRome.


Remarkable Events,
Heretics. and Religious Rites/

$: Profane

Authors. and Institutions.

of Here

Roman Em-Zephyrinus The author Adelphius, Sixth persecution Ælius Mauperors.

2191 of the acts Aquilinus. under Severus, in rus. A. D. Callistus224 of Perpe- Manes, the which Leonidas, Ire-Oppian, the Severus 211 Urban 231 tua and chief of næns, Victor, Bishop Poet. Caracalla Pontianus | Felicitas. the Mani- of Rome, Perpetua, Quintus Se. 217

235 Minutius cheans. Felicitas, and others, ren. I Geta 212 Anterus 236 Felix. Hierax. suffer martyrdom. SammoniMacrinus Fabiannus Hippolytus. (Noetus.

cus. 218 251 Ammonius. Sabellius. Į Seventh persecu-Julius Afri. Heliogaba- Cornelius

Beryllus. tion under Maximin canus. lus 222 254 Julius Afri- Paul of Sa- VIII. under Decias, in Acolus. Severus A contest be. canus. mosat. which Fabianus, the Dion CasAlexander tween him Origen. Novatians. Roman pontiff, Baby- sius.

, 235 and Nova-Cyprian. Patropas. las, Alexander, and Ulpian. Maximin237 tian. Novatian. sians. others, suffer martyr- Ephorus. Gordian 1,11. Lucius 256 Gregory Arabians. dom.

Censorinus. 237 Stephen 258 Thaum. Cathari.

C. Curius Pupienus Sixtus II.259 Dionysius of Valesians. Eighth persecution Fortuna

Balbin 238 Dionysius i Alexand. Privatus. (under Valerian, in tus. Gordian III. : 270 Pamphilus. A schism be- which those more il-Herodian.

244 Felix 275 Anatolius. | tweenSte-lustrious martyrs, Nicagoras.

Eutychianus Arnobius phen and Cyprian, Lucius, Ste-Quadratus. Philip, the 283 Africanus. Cyprian, Iphen I, Sixtus I, and|Amelius. Arabian, Caius Mar-Commodia concern- Laurentius, suffer for Gentilianus. supposed to cellinus nus. ing the re- their faith. have been 296 Archelaus. baptizing

Erennius the first Lucianus.

Ninth persecution Dixippus. Christian

Hesychius. | tics. under Dioclesian, Cassiusl.onemperor 250 Methodius.

Maximian, Galerius, ginus. Decius 252 Theognos

and Maximin, much Julius CapiGallus Vo


more cruel than the tolinus. lusianus 253 Malchion. I

preceding,and famous Ælius LamPaul of Sa

for the martyrdom of pridius. Æmilianus


the Theban Legion, Trebellius Valerian 259 Stephen R.

which, however, is al Pollio. Gallienus


very dubious story. (Porphyry. 268) Eusebius, a

The Jewish Talmud Claudius II.

deacon of

land Targum compo- Ælius Spar270 Alexand.

sed in this century. 1 tianus. Quintillus DionysiusR.

The Jews are al- Flavius Vo2701 Pont.

llowed to return into piscus. Aurelian275 Basilides,


M. Aurel. Tacitus 275 bishop of

Olymp. NeFlorianus - Pentapo

Jewish schools erect- mesianus. 276 lis.

ed at Babylon, Sora, Alexander, Probus 282 Victorinus.

and other places. 1 a Greek Carus 283 Prudentius.

philosoCarinus 284

Remarkable deaths pher. Numerianus

of those that persecu- Philostratus. 284 .

cuted the Christians, Julius PauDioclesian

related by Tertullian, lus. Maximian.

Eusebius, and Lucias Sixtus Pom-


Herennius. Many illustrious Modestinus. men and Roman se- Hermogeni. nators converted to anus. Christianity.

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