Early Church Fathers
On other Letters ascribed to Athanasius.
The above Collection of Letters is complete upon the principle stated in the Introduction (supr., p. 495). But one or two fragments have been excluded which may be specified here.
(1.) Fragment of a letter `to Eupsychius;' probably the Nicene Father referred to Ep. Aeg. 8, (cf. D.C.B. ii. 299 (4)). The Greek is given by Montf. in Ath. Opp. 1. p. 1293 (Latin, b. p. 1287). It was cited in Conc. Nic. II. Axt v., but although it has affinities with Orat. ii. 8 (`high-priestly dress'), it has the appearance of a polemical argument against Monophysitism. (Migne xxvi. 1245.)
(2.) `To Epiphanius' (Migne xxvi. 1257). Against certain, who contentiously follow the Jews in celebrating Easter. (From `Chron. Pasch. pag. 4 postremae editionis.')
(3.) Fragments of an `Epistola ad Antiochenos' (not our `Tomus,' supr., p. 483): also a polemic against Monophysitism, and almost Nestorian in doctrine: `Jesus Christus ...non est Ipse' [i.e. ante saecula et in saecula, Heb. xiii. 8], and `duas personas' asserted of Christ. From Facunduis, who says the letter was written against the Apollinarians, and who gives it on the authority of Peter, Ath.'s successor (Migne xxvi. 1259).
(4.) `Ad Eusebium, Lucinianum, et socios.' (In Migne xxvi. 1325 sq., from Mai, Scrpt. Vet. 11. 583 sq.) A minute fragment. Cf. supr., Letter 55, notes 1, 7.
(5.) Spurious letters (in Migne xxviii.) to Jovian, to Castor (2), to a `bishop of the Persians,' and to and from popes Liberius, Marcus, Julius and Felix (made up out of late and spurious decretals, &c., &c.).parparpar