[Previous notes]

Introduction (Cont.)

51 See Pref. 2d ed. p. xix. n. 9.

52 It being from that book that the quotations are taken which make uip the remainder of the tract, as Semler, worthless as his theories are, as well shown.

53 Saeculi or "of the world," or perhaps "of heathenism."

54 Catal. Scrippt. Eccles. c. 18.

55 P. 952, tom. iii. Opp. Ed. Bened.

56 De Ecclesiae dogmatibus, c. 55.

57 Referred to in Adv. Marc. iv. 22. So Kaye thinks; but perhaps the reference is doubtful. See, however, the passage in Dr. Holmes' translation in the present series, with his note thereon.

58 De Scriptt. Eccles. 53, 24, 40.

59 i.e., Rome.

60 Antistes.

61 A Marcionite at one time : he subsequently set up a sect of his own. He is mentioned in the adv. Omn. Haer. c. 6.

62 Censu.

63 Catal. Scrippt. Eccles. c. 58.

64 Catal. Scrippt. Eccles. c. 70.

65 Oehler speaks more decidedly than Kaye.

66 Epist. Ad Eustochium de Custodia Virginitatis, p. 37, tom. iv. Opp. ed. Bened.; adv. Jovin. i. p. 157, tom. iv. Opp. ed. Bened.

67 In the Catal. Scrippt. Eccles.

68 "Mendacem" is his word. I know not whether he intends to charge Pamelius with wilful fraud.

69 Doctor of the Sorbonne, said by Bossuet to have proved himself "a semi-Palagian and Jansenist!" born in 1603, in Normandy, died in 1678.

70 Jer. de Vir. Illust. c. 74.

71 B. 470, d. 560.

72 He must not be confounded with the still more famous John Albert Fabricios of the next century, referred to in p. xv. above.

73 Whole of these metrical fragments.

74 Lardner, Credibility, vol. iii. p. 169, under "Victorinus of Pettau," ed. Kippis, Lond. 1838.

75 See Lardner, as above.

76 See Migne, who prefixes this judgement of Rig. to the de Judicio Domini.

The Apology

1 [Great diversity exists among the critics as to the date of this Apology; see Kaye, pp. xvi. 48, 65. Mosheim says, a.d. 198, Kaye a.d. 204.]

2 Elucidation II.

3 [For chronological dates in our author's age, see Elucidation III. Tertullian places an interval of 115 years, 6 months, and 15 days between Tiberius and Antoninus Pius. See Answer to the Jews, cap. vii. infra.]

4 Another reading is "ut Deo," as God.

5 [A reference in which Kaye sees no reason to doubt that the Apology was written during the reign under the emperor. See Kaye's Tertullian p. 49.]

6 [Elucidation IV.]

7 As = 2 1/8 farthings. Sestertium = £7, 16s. 3d.

8 Slaves still bearing the marks of the scourge.

9 Anubis.

10 Fabulous monsters.

11 [Another example of what Christianity was doing for man as man.]

12 [See Elucidation VII., p. 58, infra in connection with usages in cap. xxxix.]

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