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“Eusebius of Caesarea - On Quadratus and Aristides - original Greek Text with English translation”
From Historia Ecclesiastica, 4. 3. Eusebius on the early Christian "Apologists"; The website also gives access to links to Jerome De Viris Illustribus on the same subject.
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1. After Trajan had reigned for nineteen and a half
years Ælius Adrian became his successor in the empire. To him Quadratus
addressed a discourse containing an apology for our religion, because certain
wicked men had attempted to trouble the Christians. The work is still in the
hands of a great many of the brethren, as also in our own, and furnishes clear
proofs of the man’s understanding and of his apostolic orthodoxy. 2. He himself
reveals the early date at which he lived in the following words: “But the works
of our Saviour were always present, for they were genuine:—those that were
healed, and those that were raised from the dead, who were seen not only when
they were healed and when they were raised, but were also always present; and
not merely while the Saviour was on earth, but also after his death, they were
alive for quite a while, so that some of them lived even to our day.” Such then
was Quadratus. 3. Aristides also, a believer earnestly devoted to our religion,
left, like Quadratus, an apology for the faith, addressed to Adrian. His work,
too, has been preserved even to the present day by a great many persons.
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