The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- Volume 2, PT. 2

The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- Volume 2, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... Amastris, Sinope, Amisus, Trapezus, Sebastopolis, and Byzantium (all which are mentioned) is probable enough, but.cannot be positively affirmed without stronger evidence than we have. As to the particular incidents which ecclesiastical writers have recorded, they are of too late a date to he worthy of reliance. All that can be said of them is that they maybe true, but we cannot know that they are. Stories such as those given by the pseudoAbdias Abdias in his " Historia Certaminis Apostolici," may be rejected. The Greek Menology of the Emperor Basil gives an account of the martyrdom of St. Andrew under the 30th November; and an account of his martyrdom, professedly written by his disciples, the presbyters and deacons of the churches of Achaia, is given in Surius's work, "De Probatis Sanctorum Vitis," under the same date. It is given with the Greek original in the first volume of the " Bibliotheca Patrum" of Gallandius. The Greek was first published at Leipzig by C. C. Urog, a. d. 1749, from a MS. of the fourteenth century in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. This account, which is tolerably ancient, states that he was put to death at Patrce in Achaia, where he had made many converts, by JEgeas the proconsul. He was scourged, and then bound to the cross with cords, and died the following day. "These things took place," says the narrative, " on the day before the calends of December (30th November);" but whether this was the day on which he was bound to the cross, or the day on which he died, is not clear. Whether the account contains any, or what truth, it is hard to say; but it is not, as it professes to be, a contemporary account: and some circumstances, as for instance the Greek name of...show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 726g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972333
  • 9781236972330