Early Church Fathers - Additional Texts

Edited by Roger Pearse

These English translations are all out of copyright, but were not included in the 38 volume collection of Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.  Please take copies and place online elsewhere.  In some cases I have felt it necessary to add an introduction to the online text.  These are all placed in the public domain also -- copy freely.  The texts are listed in chronological order.  

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Introduction

The Western Text of the Acts of the Apostles, translated from Codex Bezae

Polycarp (Ps.)

Fragments from Victor of Capua

Aristides the Philosopher

The Apology

Irenaeus

The Proof of the Apostolic Preaching

Hermias the Philosopher

Derision of Gentile Philosophers

Anonymous

The "Marcionite" prologues to St. Paul's Letters

The "Anti-Marcionite" prologues to the Gospels

Origen

On Prayer

Philocalia

Dionysius of Alexandria

Letters

Methodius of Olympus

On Leprosy

Eusebius Pamphili of Caesarea

Chronicon

Commentary on the Psalms

Contra Hieroclem (Against Hierocles)

Demonstratio Evangelica (The Proof of the Gospel)

De Sollemnitate Paschali (On the celebration of Easter)

Encomium on the Martyrs

The History of the Martyrs in Palestine

Letters

Onomasticon (Concerning the Place Names in Sacred Scripture)

Praeparatio Evangelica (The Preparation of the Gospel)

Theophania

On the Star [Spurious]

Philostorgius

Epitome of the Ecclesiastical History of Philostorgius, by Photius; with fragments from the Suda.

Eusebius of Emesa

Homilies

St. Ephraim the Syrian (Ephraem Syrus)

St. Ephraim's Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion and Bardaisan. 
Transcribed from the Palimpsest B.M. Add. 14623 by the late C. W. MITCHELL, M.A., C.F.

Aphrahat (Aphraates)

Demonstrations

Chronography of 354

Eunomius of Cyzicus

The First Apology

Basil the Great

Address to Young Men on the Right Use of Greek Literature

Gregory of Nyssa

Life of St. Macrina

Gregory Nazianzen

Orations

Two Invectives Against Julian

Gregory Thaumaturgus

Sermons

Ambrose of Milan

Letters

Pacian of Barcelona

Extant Works

Macarius Magnes

Apocriticus

Asterius of Amasea

Sermons

Chromatius of Aquileia

Sermons on Matthew

Pseudo-Linus

Acts of Linus

Anon.

Passion of St. Saturninus

Epiphanius of Salamis

Weights and Measures

Ps.Hegesippus

On the ruin of the city of Jerusalem

Optatus of Milevis

Against the Donatists

John Chrysostom

Four Discourses, chiefly on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus

Against the Jews

Sermons

Severian of Gabala

Sermons on Genesis

Philip of Side

Fragments

Jerome

Biblical Prefaces

Chronicle

Commentary on Daniel

Letters

Augustine

Enchiridion: On Faith, Hope and Love

Possidius

Life of St. Augustine

Theodore of Mopsuestia

Prologue to the Commentary on Acts

Commentary on the Nicene Creed

Commentary on the Lord's Prayer, Baptism and the Eucharist

Marutha of Maiperqat

On the Council of Nicaea

Nestorius

The Bazaar of Heracleides

Two letters to Pope Celestine

Theodoret

Commentary on Romans

Cyril of Alexandria

Five tomes against Nestorius (Adversus Nestorii blasphemias)

That Christ is One (Quod unus sit Christus)

Scholia on the incarnation of the Only-Begotten (Scholia de incarnatione Unigeniti)

Against Diodore of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia (fragments)

Against the synousiasts (fragments)

Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

Commentary on the Gospel of John

Against Julian

Dioscorus of Alexandria

Letters

Palladius

The Lausiac History

Dialogue on the life of St. John Chrysostom

Rabbula

Admonitions to the monks

Salvian

On the Government of God

Sidonius Apollinaris

Letters

Eugippius

Life of St. Severinus

Dionysius the Areopagite

Works

Joshua the Stylite

Chronicle composed in Syriac in A.D.507

Dionysius Exiguus

Jacob of SerŻgh

Homilies

Gildas the Wise

The Ruin of Britain

Fragments of Letters

Penitential

Lorica

Leontius of Byzantium

Against the frauds of the Apollinarists

Philoxenus of Hierapolis

13 Ascetic Discourses

Three Letters

Life

Evagrius Scholasticus

Ecclesiastical History

Timothy Aelurus

Some patristic testimonia from Irenaeus, Athanasius, and Dionysius of Alexandria

Severus of Antioch

A collection of letters from numerous Syriac manuscripts

Sermons

The Chronicle of Edessa

The Chronicle of Edessa

John of Ephesus

Ecclesiastical History, Third Part

'Zachariah of Mitylene / Zacharias Rhetor'

The Syriac Chronicle

Cosmas Indicopleustes

The Christian Topography

The Chronicle of Arbela

The Chronicle of Arbela

Gregory the Great

Dialogues

The Whitby Life of St. Gregory

Simeon Stylites

Letters

Hagiographical life: A Translation of the Syriac Text in Bedjan's Acta Martyrum et Sanctorum, Vol. IV.

John of Epiphania

Fragments of the History

Licinian

Letters

Anonymous

Life of Mar Aba

Ananias of Shirak

Autobiography

On Easter

On Christmas

John the Lydian

On the months

Antiochus Strategos

The Capture of Jerusalem by the Persians in 614

Theodore Syncellus

Homily on the siege of Constantinople in 626 AD

Isidore of Seville

Chronicon

John of Nikiu

Chronicle

John Philoponus

On the astrolabe

Severus Sebokht

Description of the astrolabe

On the Constellations

John bar Penkaye

Kt‚b‚ d-rÍö mellÍ or Summary history of the world

James of Edessa

Continuation of the Chronicle of Eusebius

Letters

Ghewond

History

Timothy I

Apology for Christianity, to the Caliph Al-Mahdi

Anonymous

A Syriac Fragment: Chronicle 754-813AD

Photius of Constantinople

The Bibliotheca or Myriobiblion

Agapius of Hierapolis

Universal History

Dionysius Syrus (= Dionysius bar Salibi, = Jacob bar Salibi)

Commentary on Revelation

Other Literature

Miscellaneous

Some Late Nestorian Syriac Writers

Spicilegium Syriacum

The Doctrine of Addai

Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles

Syriac Miscellanies

Texts from Mt. Sinai

Legends of Eastern Saints, chiefly from Syriac sources -- the Legend of Hilaria

Pionius: Life of Polycarp

Severus of Al'Ashmunein (Hermopolis): History of the Patriarchs of the Coptic Church of Alexandria

Miscellaneous Arabic Christian texts

Abu'l Barakat

Twenty theological and philosophical treatises edited by Paul Sbath

Miscellaneous Syriac and Coptic texts

Miscellaneous other texts

APPENDIX

Cicero

The Dream of Scipio (Somnium Scipionis)

Cornelius Nepos

Lives of the Eminent Commanders

Martial

On the public shows of Domitian

Epigrams

Juvenal

Satires

Anonymous

A pagan exorcism text

Justinus

Epitome of the Phillipic History of Pompeius Trogus

Galen

Hippocrates, On the duties of a doctor and Galen's commentary

Herodian

The Roman Histories

Porphyry

Against the Christians

Sentences (Sententiae ad intelligibilia ducentes)

Introduction to Aristotle's categories of logic (Isagoge)

On abstinence from animal food (De Abstinentia)

On the Cave of the Nymphs (De Antro Nympharum)

On the faculties of the soul (fragment)

Letter to Anebo the Egyptian

Letter to his wife, Marcella (Ad Marcellam)

Life of Pythagoras

On Images

Julian the Apostate

Letters

Epigrams

Orations

Against the Galileans

Libanius

Sixteen Letters to Julian the Apostate

Monody ---- Funeral Oration for Julian the Apostate

Monody ---- For the temple of Apollo at Daphne, destroyed by fire

Monody ---- For Nicomedia, destroyed by an earthquake

Oration 30 ---- On behalf of the temples (Pro Templis)

Eutropius

Abridgment of Roman History / Historiae Romanae Breviarium ab urbe condita

Eunapius

Lives of the philosophers and sophists

Ammianus Marcellinus

Roman History

Anonymous

Origin of the Roman People / Origo Gentis Romanae

Proclus

Hymns

On Motion

Commentary on the Chaldaean Oracles (fragments from Psellus)

Life of Proclus

Zosimus

The New History

Ibn Abi Usaibia

History of Physicians


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