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The Chronography of 354 AD. Part 13: Bishops of Rome (The Liberian Catalogue).  MGH Chronica Minora I (1892), pp.73-6.


               
    IMPERANTE TIBERIO CAESARE PASSVS EST DOMINVS NOSTER IESVS CHRISTVS DVOBVS GEMINIS CONS. VIII KAL. APR. ET POST ASCENSVM EIVS BEATISSIMVS PETRVS EPISCOPATVM SVSCEPIT.  EX QVO TEMPORE PER SVCCESSIONEM DISPOSITVM, QVIS EPISCOPVS QVOT ANNIS PREFVIT VEL QVO IMPERANTE.       WHEN TIBERIUS CAESAR WAS REIGNING, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST DIED, THE TWO GEMINI1 BEING CONSUL, ON THE 8TH DAY BEFORE THE KALENDS OF APRIL.  AND AFTER HIS ASCENSION THE BLESSED PETER TOOK UP THE EPISCOPATE.  FROM THAT TIME BY THE SUCCESSION OF ORDINATIONS, WHO WAS BISHOP, HOW MANY YEARS HE PRESIDED OR WHO WAS EMPEROR.  
    Petrus ann XXV mens. uno d. VIIII.  fuit temporibus Tiberii Caesaris et Gai et Tiberi Claudi et Neronis, a consul. Minuci et Longini usque Nerine et Vero. Passus autem cum Paulo die III kal. Iulias consul. ss. imperante Nerone.       Peter 25 years, 1 month, 9 days.  He was in the times of Tiberius Caesar and Gaius and Tiberius Claudius and Nero, from the consulate of  Minucius and Longinus [AD 30] to that of Nero and Verus [AD 55]. However he died with Paul on the 3rd day before the kalends of July, the emperor Nero being consul.  
    Linus  ann XII m. IIII d. XII.  fuit temporibus Neronis, a consulatu Saturnini et Scipionis usque Capitone et Rufo.       Linus  12 years, 4 months, 12 days.  He was in the time of Nero, from the consulate of Saturninus and Scipio [56] to that of Capito and Rufus [67].  
    Clemens  ann. VIIII m. XI d. XII.  fuit temporibus Galbe et Vespasiavi, a cons. Tracali et Italici usque Vespasiano VI et Tito.       Clemens  9 years, 11 months, 12 days.  He was in the times of Galba and Vespasian, from the consulate of Tracalus and Italicus [68] to that of Vespasian for the 6th time and Titus [76].  
    Cletus  ann. VI m. duo dies. X.  fuit temporibus Vespasiani et Titi et initia Domitiani, a cons. Vespasiano VIII et Domitiano V usque Domitiano VIIII et Rufo.       Cletus  6 years, 2 months, 10 days.  He was in the times of Vespasian and Titus and the start of Domitian, from the consulate of Vespasian for the 8th time and Domitian for the 5th [77] to that of Domitian for the 9th time and Rufus [83].  
    Anaclitus  ann. XII m. X d. III.  fuit temporibus Domitiani, a cons. Domitiano X et Sabino usque Domitiano XVII et Clemente.       Anaclitus  12 years, 10 months, 3 days.  He was in the time of Domitian, from the consulate of Domitian for the 10th time and Sabinus [84] to that of Domitian for the 17th time and Clemens [95].  
    Aristus  annos XIII m. VII d. duos.  fuit temporibus novissimis Domitiani et Nervae et Traiani, a cons. Valentis et Veri usque Gallo et Bradua.       Aristus  13 years, 7 months, 2 days.  He was in the latter times of Domitian, and of Nerva and Trajan, from the consulate of Valens and Verus [96] to that of Gallus and Bradua [108].  
V f. 45     Alexander  ann. VII m. II d. uno.  fuit temporibus Traiani a cons. Palmae et Tulli usque Veliano et Vetere.       Alexander  11 years, 2 months, 1 day.  He was in the time of Trajan, from the consulate of Palma and Tullus [109] to that of Velianus and Vetus [116].  
    Sixtus  ann. X m. III d. XXI.  fuit temporibus Adriani a cons. Nigri et Aproniani usque Vero III et Ambibulo.       Sixtus  10 years, 3 months, 21 days.  He was in the time of Hadrian, from the consulate of Niger and Apronianus [117] to that of Verus for the 3rd time and Ambibulus [126].  
    Telesforus  annos XI m. III d. III.  fuit temporibus Antonini Macrini a cons. Titiani et Gallicani usque Caesare et Balbino.       Telesphorus  11 years, 3 months, 3 days.  He was in the time of Antoninius Macrinus from the consulate of Titianus and Gallicanus [127] to that of Caesar and Balbinus [137].  
    Higinus  ann. XII m. III d. VI.  fuit temporibus Veri     .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    
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      Hyginus  12 years, 3 months, 6 days.  He was in the time of Verus    .    .    .    .    .    
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    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    a cons. Gallicani et Veteris usque Presente et Rufino.       .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    from the consulate of Gallicanus and Vetus [150] to that of Praesens and Rufinus [153].  
    Pius  ann. XX m. IIII m. XXI.   fuit temporibus Antonini Pii, a cons. Clari et Severi usque duobus Augustis.  sub huius episcopatu frater eius Ermes librum scripsit, in quo mandatum continetur, quae ei precepit angelus, cum venit ad illum in habitu pastoris.       Pius  20 years, 4 months, 21 days.  He was in the time of Antoninus Pius, from the consulate of Clarus and Severus [146] to that of the two emperors [161].  Under his episcopate, his brother Hermes wrote the book, in which are contained the Mandates, which an angel taught him, when he came to him in the garment of a shepherd.  
    Soter  ann. IX    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    
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      Soter 9 years    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .   
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    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    m. III d. II.  fuit temporibus Antonini et Commodi, a cons. Veri et Hereniani usque Paterno et Bradua.       .    .    .    .    .    .    3 months, 2 days.  He was in the times of Antoninus and Commodus, from the consulate of Verus and Herenianus [171] to that of Paternus and Bradua [185].  
    Victor  ann. VIIII m. II d. X.   fuit temporibus   .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    
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      Victor  9 years, 2 months 10 days.  He was in the time     .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .  
    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    Antonini, a cons. Saturnini et Galli  usque Presente et Extricato.           .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . of Antoninus, from the consulate of Saturninus and Gallus [198] to that of Praesens and Extricatus [217].  
    Calixtus  ann. V m. II d. X.  fuit temporibus Macrini et Eliogabali, a cons. Antonini et Adventi usque Antonino III et Alexandro.       Calixtus  5 years, 2 months, 10 days.  He was in the times of Macrinus and Heliogabalus, from the consulate of Antoninus and Adventus [218] to that of Antoninus for the 3rd time and Alexander [222].  
    Urbanus ann. VIII mens. XI d. XII.  fuit temporibus Alexandri, a cons. Maximi et Eliani usque Agricola et Clementino.       Urbanus  8 years, 11 months, 12 days.  He was in the time of Alexander, from the consulate of Maximus and Elianus [223] to that of Agricola and Clementinus [230].  
    Pontianus ann. V m. II d. VII.  fuit temporibus Alexandri, a cons. Pompeiani et Peligniani. Eo tempore Pontianus episcopus et Yppolitus presbiter exoles sunt deportati in Sardinia in insula uocina Severo et Quintiano cons.  in eadem insula discinctus est IIII kal. Octobr. et loco eius ordinatus est Antheros XI kal. Dec. cons. ss       Pontianus  5 years, 2 months, 7 days.  He was in the time of Alexander, from the consulate of Pomeianus and Peignianus [231].  In that time the exiled bishop Pontianus and the presbyter Hippolytus were deported to Sardinia on the island of Vocina, Severus and Quintianus being consuls [235].  On the same island he died on 4th day before the kalends of October and in his place Antheros was ordained on the 11th day before the kalends of December, the emperors being consuls [235].  
    Antheros m. uno dies. X.  Dormit III non. Ian. Maximo et Africano cons.       Antheros  1 month, 10 days.  He slept on the 3rd day before the nones of January, Maximus and Africanus being consuls. [236]  
V f. 45'     Fabius  ann. XIIII m. I d. X.   fuit temporibus Maximini et Cordiani et Filippi, a cons. Maximini et Africani usque Decio II et Grato.  passus XII kal. Feb.  hic regiones divisit diaconibus et mul|tas fabricas per cimiteria fieri iussit.  post passionem eius Moyses et Maximus presbyteri et Nicostratus diaconus comprehensi sunt et in carcerem sunt missi.  eo tempore supervenit Novatus ex Africa et separavit de ecclesia Novatianum et quosdam confessores, postquam Moises in carcere defunctus est, qui fuit ibi m. XI d. XI.       Fabius  14 years, 1 month, 10 days.  He was in the times of Maximinus and Gordian and Philip, from the consulate of Maximinus and Africanus [236] to that of Decius for the 2nd time and Gratus [250].  He passed on the 12th day before the kalends of february.  At this time he divided the regiones among the deacons and ordered much building work done through the cemeteries.  After his martyrdom the presvyters Moses and Maximus and the deacon Nicostratus were arrested and thrown in prison.  At the same time Novatus came over from Africa and separated from the church Novatian and some of these confessors, afterwards Moses died in prison, who had been there for 11 months and 11 days.  
    Cornelius ann. II m. III d. X.  a cons. Decio IIII et Decio II usque Gallo et Volusianuo.  sub episcopatu eius Novatus extra ecclesiam ordinavit Novatianum in urbe Roma et Nicostratum in Africa.  hoc facto confessores, qui se separaverunt a Cornelio, cum Maximo presbytero, qui cum Moyse fuit, ad ecclesiam sunt reversi.  post hoc Centumcellis expulsi.  ibi cum gloria dormitionem accepit.       Cornelius 2 years, 3 months, 10 days.  From the consulate of Decius for the 4th time and Decius for the 2nd time [251] to that of Gallus and Volusianus [252].  Under his episcopate Novatus ordained Novatian outside the church in the city of Rome and Nicostratus in Africa.  After this the confessors, who had separated themselves from Cornelius, with Maximus the presbyter, who had been with Moses, returned to the church.  After this he was expelled from 100 buildings.  There with glory he accepted sleep.    
    Lucius  ann. II m. VIII d. X.  fuit temporibus Galli et Volusiani usque Valeriano III et Gallieno II.  hic exul fuit et postea nutu dei incolumis ad ecclesiam reversus est   .    .    .     III non. Mar. cons.  ss       Lucius 2 years, 8 months, 10 days.  He was in the times of Gallus and Volusianus until Valerian for the 3rd time and Gallienus for the 2nd [255].  At this time he was exiled and afterwards by the will of God he was restored unharmed to the church   .    .    .    3rd day before the nones of March, the emperors being consuls.  
    Steffanus  ann. IIII m. II d. XXI.  fuit temporibus Valeriani et Gallieni, a cons. Volusiani et Maximi usque Valeriano III et Gallieno II.       Stephanus  4 years, 2 months, 21 days.  He was in the times of Valerian and Gallienus, from the consulate of Volusianus and Maximus [253] to that of Valerian for the 3rd time and Gallienus for the 2nd [255].  
    Xystus  ann. II m. XI. d. VI.  coepit a cons. Maximi et Glabrionis usque Tusco et Basso et passus est VIII id. Aug.    .    .    .    .    .    .     a cons. Tusci et Bassi usque in diem XII kal. Aug. Aemiliano et Basso cons.       Xystus  2 years, 11 months, 6 days.  He began from the consulate of Maximus and Glabrio [256] to that of Tuscus and Bassus [258] and passed on the 8th day before the ides of August   .    .    .    .    .    .    from the consulate of Tuscus and Bassus [258] to the 12th day before the kalends of August, Aemilianus and Bassus being consuls. [259]  
    Dionisius  ann. VIII m. II d. IIII.   fuit temporibus Gallieni, ex die XI kal. Aug. Aemiliano et Basso cons. usque in diem VII kal. Ian. cons. Claudi et Paterni.       Dionysius  8 years, 2 months, 4 days.  He was in the time of Gallienus, from the 11th day before the kalends of August, Aemilianus and Bassus being consuls [259] to the 7th day before the kalends of January, in the consulate of Claudius and Paternus [269].  
    Felix  ann. V m. XI d. XXV.  fuit temporibus Claudi et Aureliani, a cons. Claudi et Paterni usque in consulatum Aureliano II et Capitolino.       Felix  5 years, 11 months, 25 days.  He was in the times of Claudius and Aurelian, from the consulate of Claudius and Paternus [269] to the consulate of Aurelian for the 2nd time and Capitolinus [274].  
    Eutycianus  ann. VIII m. XI d. III.  fuit temporibus Aureliani, a cons. Aureliano III et Marcellino usque in diem VII idus Dec. Caro II et Carino cons.       Eutycianus  8 years, 11 months, 11 days.  He was in the time of Aurelian, from the consulate of Aurelian for the 3rd time and Marcellinus [275] to the 7th day before the ides of December, Carus for the 2nd time and Carinus being consuls [283].  
    Gaius  ann. XII m. IIII d. VII.  fuit temporibus Cari et Carini, ex die XVI kal. Ian. cons. Carino II et Carino usque in X kal. Mai.  Diocletiano VI et Constantio II.       Gaius  12 years, 4 months, 7 days.  He was in the times of Carus and Carinus, from the 16th day before the kalends of January, in the consulate of Carinus for the 2nd time and Carinus [283] to the 10th day before the kalends of May, Diocletian for the 6th time and Constantius for the 2nd time (being consuls) [296].  
V f. 65'-66     Marcellinus  ann. VIII m. III d. XXV.  fuit temporibus Diocletiani et Maximiani ex die prid. kal. Iulias a cons. Diocletiano VI et Constantio II usque in consul.  Diocletiano VIIII et Maximiano VIII.  ||  quo tempore fuit persecutio et cessavit episcopatum ann. VII m. VI d. XXV.       Marcellinus  8 years, 3 months, 25 days.  He was in the times of Diocletian and Maximian from the day before the kalends of July from the consulate of Diocletian for the 6th time and Constantius for the 2nd [296] to the consulate of Diocletian for the 9th time and Maximian for the 8th [304].  In which time there was a persecution and the episcopate ceased for 7 years, 6 months and 25 days.   
    Marcellus annum unum m. VI d. XX.  fuit temporibus || Maxenti, a cons. X et Maximiano usque post consulatum X et septimium.       Marcellus  1 year, 6 months, 20 days.  He was in the time of Maxentius, from the consulate of himself for the 10th time and Maximian [308] to the year after his 10th consulate and the 7th (of Maximian) [309].  
    Eusebius  m. IIII d. XVI, a XIIII kal. Maias usque in diem XVI kal. Sept.       Eusebius  4 months, 16 days, from the 14th day before the kalends of May to the 16th day before the kalends of September.  
    Miltiades  ann. III m. VI d. VIII, ex die VI nonas Iulias a consulatu Maximiano VIII solo, quod fuit mense Sep. Volusiano et Rufino, usque in III idus Ianuarias Volusiano et Anniano coss.       Miltiades  3 years, 6 months, 8 days, from the 6th day before the nones of July in the consulate of Maximian for the 8th time solo, which was in the month of September that of Volusianus and Rufinus [311] to the 3rd day before the ides of January, Volusianus and Annianus being consuls [314].  
    Silvester  ann. XXI m. XI.  Fuit temporibus Constantini, a consulatu Volusiano et Anniani [314] ex die prid. kal. Feb. usque in diem kal. Ian. Constancio et Albino coss. [335]       Silvester  21 years, 11 months.  He was in the time of Constantine, from the consulate of Volusianus and Annianus [314] from the day before the kalends of february, to the kalends of January, Constantius and Albinus being consuls. [335]  
    Marcus mens. VIII dies XX.  et hic fuit temporibus Constantini, Nepotiano et Facundo coss. [336] ex die XV. kal. Feb. usque in diem non. Octob. coss. ss.       Marcus  8 months and 20 days.  And this one was in the time of Constantine, Nepotian and Facundus being consuls [336] from the 25th day before the kalends of February to the nones of October, the emperors being consuls.  
    Iulius  ann. XV m. I d. XI.  fuit temporibus Constantini, a consulatu Feliciani et Titiani [337] ex die VIII id. Feb. in diem pridie idus Apr. Constancio V et Constancio Caes. [352].  hic multas fabricas fecit: basilicam in via Portese miliario III; basilicam in via Flaminia mil. II quae appellatur Valentini; basilicam Iuliam, quae est regione VII iuxta forum divi Traiani; basilicam trans Tiberim regione XIIII iuxta Callistum; basilicam in via Aurelia mil. III ad Callistum.       Iulius  15 years, 1 month, 11 days.  He was in the time of Constantine, from the consulate of Felicianus and Titianus [337] from the 8th day before the ides of february to the dat before the ides of April, Constantius for the 5th time and Constantius Caesar (being consuls) [352].  This one made much building work: a basilica in the via Portese at the 3rd milestone; a basilica in the Flaminian Way at the 2nd milestone, which is called the Valentinian; the basilica Julia, which is in region 7 near the forum of the deified Trajan; a basilica across the Tiber in region 14 near Callistus; a basilica in the via Aurelian at the 3rd milestone at Callistus.  
    Liberius                                          fuit temporibus Constanti et Constanti ex die XI kal. Iun. in diem                                       a consulatu Constantio V et Constantio Caes. coss. [352]       Liberius                                         He was in the times of Constantius and Constantius, from the 11th day before the kalends of June, to the                                         from the consulate of Constantius for the 5th time and Constantius Caesar being consuls [352]  
               

Notes to the online edition

This text is found in the Brussells (B), Vienna (V) and Amiens (G) manuscripts.  Mommsen indicates that it is the oldest extant list of bishops of Rome, and it forms the basis of the Liber Pontificalis.  It was not written at one time but created over time.  The oldest part, which runs up to Urban († 230), he suggests comes from the Chronicle of Hippolytus of Portua, but not all scholars agreed.  Three bishops have been omitted in this period; Anicetus, Eleutherus and Zephyrinus, whom Hippolytus could hardly have overlooked.  But a comparison of the years assigned to each pope indicates that this omission is not by the author, but that of a copyist.  Other errors are also present.  The following section down to Pontianus has not escaped damage either.  The final portion seems to have been added, he suggests, in his supposed second edition of the Chronography.

1.  The two consuls for A.D. 29 were C. Fufius Geminus and L. Rubellius Geminus.


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