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  • VIII. lxx.: all 'hoi kath' hupothesin Kelsou pantes an peisthentes Rhōmaioi euchomenoi periesontai tōn polemiōn ē oude tēn archēn polemēsontai, phrouroumenoi hupo theias dunameōs, tēs dia pentēkonta dikaious pente poleis holas epangeilamenēs diasōsai (“According to the notion of Celsus, if all the Romans are brought to believe, they will either overcome their foes by praying, or refrain from fighting altogether, being guarded by that power divine which promised to save five entire cities for the sake of fifty just persons”).

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • This may explain why other contemporary Platonists, such as Celsus (Origen, Against Celsus 8.49), also endorse it.


  • They also who have spoken against us are enough to testify the antiquity of the books; I mean, such as Celsus [36] and he of Batanea [37], who came after him.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

  • "Celsus," saith Origen, "well knowing what great works may be alleged to have been done by Jesus, pretends to grant that the things related of him are true; such as healing diseases, raising the dead, feeding multitudes with a few leaves, of which large fragments were left."

    Evidence of Christianity

  • Philosopher Celsus denounced the Christian movement as irrational and vulgar as evidenced by the disproportionate number of women in its ranks.

    Matt J. Rossano: The Christian Revolution

  • FLATOW: Hmm.Dr. MARKEL: About 47 A.D., however, the Greco-Roman philosopher Celsus - he was not a doctor, but he wrote a very important encyclopedia of medicine - he named it cancer, because that's the Latin equivalent of crab and so the word remains to this day.

    Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Cancer'

  • You can almost see scholars, lawyers and politicians pouring through the 12,000 scrolls in the landmark Library of Celsus.

    Bob Schulman: Ephesus Survives Swords, Scimitars and Silt

  • Celsus clearly had detailed and practical knowledge of surgery, including the treatment of stab wounds to the abdomen.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • The standard antiseptic appears to have been honey, which Celsus recommends in many places for the cleaning of wounds e.g. after draining an abscess:

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • The signs when the small intestine and the stomach have been wounded are the same; for food and drink come out through the wound;--Celsus, De Medicina, Book V Ch. 26, available online

    Archive 2010-04-01


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