The martyrdom of Polycarp.
Counted among the apostolic fathers.
Martyrdom of Polycarp
Skeptik (Greek only).
Christian Hospitality Archives:
Martyrdom of Polycarp, very large file in
.pdf (Greek only).
CCEL: Martyrdom of Polycarp (Greek only).
Early Christian Writings:
Martyrdom of Polycarp (English only).
Martyrdom of Polycarp at Early Christian Writings.
Polycarp in the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Appendices of the
The account of the martyrdom of Polycarp
of Smyrna, reckoned among the apostolic
fathers, was written
very shortly after his death, apparently by eyewitnesses. It was
sent out from the church at Smyrna to the church at Philomelium
in particular, but by its preface it was clearly meant as a circular
letter for other churches, as well.
According to Bart Ehrman (on page 363 of volume 1 of the Loeb
edition of the apostolic fathers) and Michael Holmes (on pages 132-133
of The Apostolic Fathers)
the following manuscripts are extant for the martyrdom of Polycarp:
Atheniensis (a), century X, Greek.
Baroccianus (b), century XI, Greek.
Chalcensis (c), century XI, Greek.
Hierosolymitanus (h), century XI, Greek.
Mosquensis (m), century XIII, Greek.
Parisinus (p), century X, Greek.
Vindobonensis (v), century X or XI, Greek.
Latin version (L).
Armenian, Syriac, and Coptic versions, derived from Eusebius,
who quotes the inscription, 1.1a, and 8.1-19.1a; he also