By Gabriele Marasco

A complete research of Greek and Latin historiography from Constantine to the top of the 6th century advert. It goals to check the improvement of overdue old historiography, stressing the kinfolk among pagan and Christian historians, their polemics, and their usually missed agreements.

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Haldon (Birmingham, 1993).       41 Lactantius Text J. Moreau, Lactance, De mortibus persecutorum (Paris, 1954), SCh 39, 1–2. Other editions F. Corsaro, De mortibus persecutorum (Catania, 1970), with Ital. transl. L. Creed, De mortibus persecutorum (Oxford, 1984), with Engl. transl. D. Barnes, “Lactantius and Constantine”, JRS 63 (1973), 29–46. S. Christensen, Lactantius the Historian. An Analysis of the De Mortibus Persecutorum (Kopenhagen, 1980). J. Fontaine/M.

Scripta minora (Heidelberg, 1964), 124–134. Origo Constantini Imperatoris Text I. König, Origo Constantini. Anonymus Valesianus, Teil 1: Text und Kommentar (Trier, 1987) with German translation. Other edition J. Moreau and V. Velkov, Excerpta Valesiana (Leipzig, 19682), Teubner. D. Barnes, “Jerome and the Origo Constantini Imperatoris”, Phoenix 43 (1989), 158–161. E. Jakobi, Der Anonymus de Origine Constantini Imperatoris, Diss. , Saarbrücken, 1960. E. Klebs, “Das Valesische Bruchstück zur Geschichte Constantins”, Philologus 47 (1889), 53–80.

Chesnut, The First Christian Histories (Paris, 1977), 1–166; M. Grant, Eusebius as Church Historian (Oxford, 1980). 77 78       23 doms, and on the other, the account of the rise of heresies and the defence of the orthodox church against such dangerous attacks. e. volume 6 on Origen, volume 7 on Dionysius of Alexandria. The last three volumes deal with the contemporary development of the church. Volume 8 contains the account of an event of incisive import for Christianity, that is the Great Persecution of the Christians by Diocletian and Galerius.

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