Theophanes the Confessor, Chronicle 12.14-26
TextΤῷ δ’ αὐτῷ ἔτει Πέτρος, ὁ ἐπίσκοπος Ἀλεξανδρείας, ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ ὑπάρχων προστάγματι Μαξιμιανοῦ τοῦ Γαλλερίου καὶ Μαξιμίνου, τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ, τὴν κεφαλὴν ἀποτμηθεὶς ἐνδόξως ἐμαρτύρησεν· ὅστις τὸν Ἄρειον διάκονον ὄντα τῆς αὐτοῦ ἐκκλησίας ἀκοινώνητον ἐποίησεν· ὅστις μετὰ ταῦτα κακοδόξου αἱρέσεως προστάτης γεγονὼς πολλοὺς τῆς εὐσεβείας ἀπέστησεν. πολλοὶ δὲ καὶ ἄλλοι ἐπὶ τούτων τῶν τυράννων τὸν ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ μαρτυρικὸν στέφανον ἀνεδήσαντο, ὧν εἰσι Φιλέας ἐπίσκοπος Θμούεως τῆς Αἰγύπτου, Πηλεὺς καὶ Νεῖλος ἐπίσκοποι τῆς Αἰγύπτου, Ἄνθιμος ἐπίσκοπος Νικομηδείας, Τυραννίων ἐπίσκοπος Τύρου, Σιλουανὸς ἐπίσκοπος Ἐμέσης, καὶ Σιλουανὸς ἐπίσκοπος Γάζης, Λουκιανὸς πρεσβύτερος Ἀντιοχείας, Ζηνόβιος πρεσβύτερος Σιδῶνος, Πάμφιλος πρεσβύτερος Καισαρείας, καὶ ἄλλοι ἀναρίθμητοι.
Textual NoteEd. de Boor 1883
Translation[A.M. 5797=304/5 C.E.] In the same year Peter, bishop of Alexandria, who had been imprisoned by order of Maximianus Galerius and his son Maximinus, was beheaded and underwent martyrdom gloriously. It was he who excommunicated Arius, who was deacon of his church and who later, as leader of an erroneous heresy, caused many to abandon their piety. And there were many others who in the service of Christ won the martyrs’ crown at the hands of these tyrants. Among them are Phileas, bishop of Thmouis in Egypt; Peleus and Nilus, bishops of Egypt; Anthimos, bishop of Nicomedia; Tyrannion, bishop of Tyre; Silvanus, bishop of Emesa; and Silvanus, bishop of Gaza; Lucian, presbyter of Antioch; Zenobius, presbyter of Sidon; Pamphilus, presbyter of Caesarea; and countless others.
Translation NoteTrans. Mango, Scott, and Greatrex 1997
- 1 Theophanes the Confessor, Theophanis Chronographia I, ed. Karl de Boor, 2 vols., Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana (Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1883), p: 12.14-26.
- 2 Theophanes the Confessor, The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor: Byzantine and Near Eastern History, A.D. 284-813, trans. Cyril Mango and Roger Scott (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), p: 19.
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