The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis): The Ancient Biographies of the First Ninety Roman Bishops to AD 715

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Raymond Davis
Liverpool University Press, 2000 - History - 147 pages
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This book provides an English version of the first ninety papal biographies in the Liber pontificalis, from St Peter down to 715 AD. In these lives, the reader will find the curious mixture of fact and legend which had come by the Ostrogothic period to be accepted as history by the Church in Rome, and also the subsequent records maintained through to the early eighth century while Rome was under Byzantine sovereignty. This new edition has been fully revised.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
ix
The early popes as martyrs
xxii
Other fourthcentury church foundations
xxxvi
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
li
THE BOOK OF PONTIFFS
1
Eusebius Miltiades Silvester
14
Mark
27
Hilarus
40
Agapitus
54
Pelagius I John III
61
Adeodatus
74
John VI
89
The Laurentian Fragment
103
INDEX OF CHURCHES MENTIONED
143
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About the author (2000)

Raymond Davis read Greats at University College, Oxford, where he subsequently took a BPhil degree in the Later Roman empire and wrote his Doctoral thesis on donations to churches during the fourth and fifth centuries recorded in the Liber Pontificalis. He is now Honorary Senior Research Fellow of Queen's University, Belfast, and having taken early retirement, he lives and works in Oxford, continuing to specialise in the Later empire and to delve ever deeper into his favourite text.

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