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< Ante-Nicene Fathers‎ Volume V‎ Caius‎ Fragments of Caius
Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. V, Fragments of Caiusby Caius, translated by Stewart Dingwall Fordyce Salmond
Against the Heresy of Artemon

II.—Against the Heresy of Artemon.[1]

I.

(In Eusebius’ Eccl. Hist., v.28.)

For they say that all those of the first age, andthe apostles themselves, both received and taught those things whichthese men now maintain; and that the truth of Gospel preachingwas preserved until the times of Victor, who was the thirteenth bishopin Rome from Peter, and that from his successor Zephyrinus the truthwas falsified. And perhaps what they allege might be credible,did not the Holy Scriptures, in the first place, contradict them. And then, besides, there are writings of certain brethren older thanthe times of Victor, which they wrote against the heathen in defence ofthe truth, and against the heresies of their time: I mean Justinand Miltiades, and Tatian and Clement, and many others, in all whichdivinity is ascribed to Christ. For who is ignorant of the booksof Irenæus and Melito, and the rest, which declare Christ to beGod and man? All the psalms, too, and hymns[2] of brethren, which have been writtenfrom the beginning by the faithful, celebrate Christ the Word of God,ascribing divinity to Him. Since the doctrine of the Church,then, has been proclaimed so many years ago, how is it possible thatmen have preached, up to the time of Victor, in the manner asserted bythese? And how are they not ashamed to utter these calumniesagainst Victor, knowing well that Victor excommunicated Theodotus thetanner,[3] the leaderand father of this God-denying apostasy, who first affirmed that Christwas a mere man? For if, as they allege, Victor entertained thevery opinions which their blasphemy teaches, how should he have castoff Theodotus, the author of this heresy?

II.

(In Eusebius, as above.)

I shall, at any rate, remind many of the brethrenof an affair that took place in our own time,—an affair which,had it taken place in Sodom, might, I think, have been a warning evento them. There was a certain confessor, Natalius,[4]who lived not in distanttimes, but in our own day. He was deluded once by Asclepiodotus,and another Theodotus, a banker. And these were both disciples ofTheodotus the tanner, the first who was cut off from communion onaccount of this sentiment, or rather senselessness, by Victor, as Isaid, the bishop of the time.[5] Now Natalius was persuaded bythem to let himself be chosen[6] bishop of this heresy, on theunderstanding that he should receive from them a salary of a hundredand fifty denarii a month. Connecting himself, therefore,with them, he was on many occasions admonished by the Lord invisions. For our merciful God and Lord Jesus Christ was notwilling that a witness of His own sufferings should perish, beingwithout the Church. But as he gave little heed to the visions,being ensnared by the dignity of presiding among them, and by thatsordid lust of gain which ruins very many, he was at last scourged byholy angels, and severely beaten through a whole night, so that he roseearly in the morning, and threw himself, clothed with sackcloth andcovered with ashes, before Zephyrinus the bishop, with great haste andmany tears, rolling beneath the feet not only of the clergy, but evenof the laity, and moving the pity of the compassionate Church of themerciful Christ by his weeping. And after trying many a prayer,and showing the weals left by the blows which he had received, he wasat length with difficulty admitted to communion.

III.

(In Eusebius, as above)

The sacred Scriptures they have boldly falsified,and the canons of the ancient faith[7] they have rejected, and Christ theyhave ignored, not inquiring what the sacred Scriptures say, butlaboriously seeking to discover what form of syllogism might becontrived to establish their impiety.[8] And should any one lay beforethem a word of divine Scripture, they examine whether it will make aconnected or disjoined form of syllogism;[9] and leaving the Holy Scriptures ofGod, they study geometry, as men who are of the earth, and speak of theearth, and are ignorant of Him who cometh from above. Euclid,indeed, is laboriously measured[10] by some of them, and Aristotle andTheophrastus are admired; and Galen,[11] forsooth, is perhaps even worshipped bysome of them. But as to those men who abuse the arts of theunbelievers to establish their own heretical doctrine, and by the craftof the impious adulterate the simple faith of the divine Scriptures,what need is there to say that these are not near the faith? Forthis reason is it they have boldly laid their hands upon the divineScriptures, alleging that they have corrected them. And that I donot state this against them falsely, any one who pleases mayascertain. For if any one should choose to collect and compareall their copies together, he would find many discrepancies amongthem. The copies of Asclepiades,[12] at any rate, will be found at variancewith those of Theodotus. And many such copies are to be had,because their disciples were very zealous in inserting the corrections,as they call them, i.e., the corruptions made by each of them. And again, the copies of Hermophilus do not agree with these; and asfor those of Apollonius,[13] they are not consistent even withthemselves. For one may compare those which were formerlyprepared by them[14] withthose which have been afterwards corrupted with a special object, andmany discrepancies will be found. And as to the great audacityimplied in this offence, it is not likely that even they themselves canbe ignorant of that. For either they do not believe that thedivine Scriptures were dictated by the Holy Spirit, and are thusinfidels; or they think themselves wiser than the Holy Spirit, and whatare they then but demoniacs? Nor can they deny that the crime istheirs, when the copies have been written with their own hand;nor[15] did theyreceive such copies of the Scriptures from those by whom they werefirst instructed in the faith, and they cannot produce copies fromwhich these were transcribed. And some of them did not even thinkit worth while to corrupt them; but simply denying the law and theprophets for the sake of their lawless and impious doctrine, underpretexts of grace, they sunk down to the lowest abyss ofperdition.[16]


Footnotes[edit]

  1. Twofragments of an anonymous work ascribed by some to Caius. Artemonand his followers maintained that Christ was mere (ψιλόν) man.
  2. [Elucidation, I.]
  3. [See cap. xxiii. p. 114, supra, and Euseb., iii. cap.28.]
  4. This may, perhaps, be the Cæcilius Natalis whoappears in the Octavius of Minucius Felix, as maintaining thecause of paganism against Octavius Januarius, and becoming a convert tothe truth through the discussion. Name, time, and profession atleast suit. [A painful conjecture, and quite gratuitous. See the Octavius, cap. xvi. note 6, p. 181, vol. iv., thisseries.]
  5. [τοῦτότεἐπισκόπου,“the then bishop.” Text of Routh.]
  6. There is another reading—named (κληθῆναι)instead of chosen or elected (κληρωθῆναι).
  7. [Thus early, primitive canons are recognised as in force.]
  8. [Here we have an early foreshadowing of the schoolmen, whose risewas predicted by St. Bernard in his protest against Abelard. SeeBernard, Opp., tom. i. p. 410, et alibi.]
  9. The connected form here is the hypothetical, as e.g.,“If it is day, it is light.” The disjoined isthe disjunctive, as e.g., “It is either day ornight.” The words admit another rendering, viz.,“Whether it, when connected or disjoined, will make the form of asyllogism.”
  10. There is a play in the original on the wordgeometry.
  11. Galen composed treaties on the figures of syllogisms, and onphilosophy in general. This is also a notable testimony, asproceeding from a very ancient author, almost contemporary with Galenhimself. And from a great number of other writers, as well asthis one, it is evident that Galen was ranked as the equal ofAristotle, Theophrastus, and even Plato. [Galen died circaa.d. 200.]
  12. In Nicephorus it is Asclepiodotus, which is also thereading of Rufinus.
  13. It appears from Theodoret (Hæret. Fab., book ii. ch.v.), as well as from Nicephorus and Rufinus, that we should readApollonides for Apollonius.
  14. There is another reading—by him.
  15. This paragraph, down to the word “transcribed,” is wantingin the Codex Regius.
  16. [Note the care and jealousy with which the integrity of thecodices was guarded. Comp. Uncan. and Apoc.Scriptures, by Churton, London, 1884.]
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