Early Church Fathers - Other Texts

PLEASE NOTE - 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.

Introduction To These Additional Texts

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

Eusebius Pamphili of Caesarea
Chronicon

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

Sermon 13 on baptism

  • English Translation

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Serûgh
    Homilies

    Gildas the Wise

    The Ruin of Britain

    Fragments of Letters

    Penitential

    Lorica

    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

    John of Ephesus
    Ecclesiastical History, Third Part

    'Zachariah of Mitylene / Zacharias Rhetor'
    The Syriac Chronicle

    Cosmas Indicopleustes
    The Christian Topography

    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

    Ananias of Shirak
    Autobiography

    On Easter

    On Christmas

    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

    James of Edessa
    Continuation of the Chronicle of Eusebius

    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

    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
    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


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