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Pliny the Younger’s letter to the Emperor Trajan on Christians in 112 A.D.

October 23, 2009

Pliny to Trajan: ┬áIt is my custom, Sire, to refer to you in all cases where I am in doubt, for who can better clear up difficulties and inform me? I have never been present at any legal examination of the Christians, and I do not know, therefore, what are the usual penalties passed upon […]

The death of Ignatius at the early part of the Second Century

October 13, 2009

Chapter II.-Ignatius is Condemned by Trajan. For Trajan, in the ninth5 year of his reign, being lifted up [with pride], after the victory he had gained over the Scythians and Dacians, and many other nations, and thinking that the religious body of the Christians were yet wanting to complete the subjugation of all things to […]