Two Notes on the Great Persecution

  title={Two Notes on the Great Persecution},
  author={Norman Hepburn Baynes},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  pages={189 - 194}
  • N. H. Baynes
  • Published 1 July 1924
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
Who was the author of the Fourth Edict in the great persecution of Diocletian's reign we do not know. Its precise terms are not recorded; of the date of its issue we are not informed. It is true that Mr. Kidd has recently written: ‘On April 30, 304, Maximian put out the Fourth Edict in the name of himself and bis co-Augustus,’ but he discreetly forbears to give the reader any hint of the source on which he bases that statement. It may be doubted whether he has any better authority in mind than… 
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For motive, cf. Hiille, op. cit
    Inscription of Arykanda 10 Ibid. 10. 8
    • Osca von Gebhardt: Ada Martyrum Selecta, n Ibid. 10. 12. Leipzig
    • 1902