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Speratus iterum dixit: Christianus sum: et cum eo
Saturninus proconsul decretum ex tabella recitauit: Speratum, Nartzalum, Cittinum, Donatam, Vestiam, 5 Secundam et ceteros ritu Christiano se uiuere confessos, quoniam oblata sibi facultate ad Romanorum morem redeundi obstinanter perseuerauerunt, gladio animaduerti placet.
Speratus dixit: Deo gratias agimus.
Nartzalus dixit: Hodie martyres in caelis sumus: Deo gratias.
Saturninus proconsul per praeconem dici iussit : Speratum, Nartzalum, Cittinum, Veturium, Felicem, Aquilinum, Laetantium, Ianuariam, Generosam, Vestiam, 15 Donatam, Secundam duci iussi.
Vniuersi dixerunt: Deo gratias.
Et ita omnes simul martyrio coronati sunt, et regnant cum Patre et Filio et Spiritu Sancto per omnia secula seculorum. amen.
ROBINSON, Texts and Studies, i. 112–116.
quibus tamen interfuit et ita posuit
ex opinione conscribset dnm tamen nec ipse
Speratus said a second time: I am a Christian. And with him they all agreed.
Saturninus the proconsul read out the decree from the tablet Speratus, Nartzalus, Cittinus, Donata, Vestia, Secunda and the rest having confessed that they live 5 according to the Christian rite, since after opportunity offered them of returning to the custom of the Romans they have obstinately persisted, it is determined that they be put to the sword.
Speratus said: We give thanks to God.
Nartzalus said: To-day we are martyrs in heaven; thanks be to God.
Saturninus the proconsul ordered it to be declared by the herald: Speratus, Nartzalus, Cittinus, Veturius, Felix, Aquilinus, Laetantius, Januaria, Generosa, Vestia, Donata 15 and Secunda, I have ordered to be executed.
They all said: Thanks be to God.
And so they all together were crowned with martyrdom ; and they reign with the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever.
Fragment of Muratori on the Canon.
but at some he was present, and so he set them
The third book of the Gospel, that according to Luke, was compiled in his own name in order by Luke the physician, when after Christ's ascension Paul had taken 25 him to be with him like a student of law. Yet neither did he see the Lord in the flesh; and he too, as he was able to ascertain [events, so set them down]'.
began his story from the birth of John.
quarti euangeliorum iohannis ex decipolis
primo in humilitate dispectus quod fo
The fourth of the Gospels [was written by] John, one of the disciples. When exhorted by his fellow-disciples and bishops, he said, 'Fast with me this day for three days; and what may be revealed to any of us, let us relate it to one another.' The same night it was revealed 5 to Andrew, one of the apostles, that John was to write all things in his own name, and they were all to certify.
And therefore, though various elements are taught in the several books of the Gospels, yet it makes no difference to the faith of believers, since by one guiding Spirit all 10 things are declared in all of them concerning the Nativity, the Passion, the Resurrection, the conversation with his disciples and his two comings, the first in lowliness and contempt, which has come to pass, the second glorious with royal power, which is to come.
What marvel therefore if John so firmly sets forth each statement in his Epistle too, saying of himself, 'What we have seen with our eyes and heard with our ears and our hands have handled, these things we have written to you'? For so he declares himself not an eyewitness and a hearer 20 only, but a writer of all the marvels of the Lord in order. The Acts however of all the Apostles are written in one book. Luke puts it shortly to the most excellent Theophilus, that the several things were done in his own presence, as he also plainly shows by leaving out the 25 passion of Peter, and also the departure of Paul from town on his journey to Spain.
The Epistles however of Paul themselves make plain to those who wish to understand it, what epistles were sent by him, and from what place and for what cause. 30 He wrote at some length first of all to the Corinthians, forbidding schisms and heresies; next to the Galatians,
romanis autě ordine scripturarum sed et
principium earum esse XPm intimans
prolexius scripsit de quibus sincolis neces