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ANF06. Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius, and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arn
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I.—A Fragment of a Work of Pierius on the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians.12701270    This very brief quotation is preserved in Jerome’s Second Epistle to Pammachius.

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Origen, Dionysius, Pierius, Eusebius of Cæsareia, Didymus, and Apollinaris, have interpreted this epistle most copiously;12711271    Latissime. of whom Pierius, when he was expounding and unfolding the meaning of the apostle, and purposed to explain the words, For I would that all men were even as I myself,12721272    1 Cor. vii. 7. added this remark: In saying this, Paul, without disguise, preaches celibacy.12731273    Vol. iv. p. 243, edit. Benedictin. [No doubt he does, as did his Master, Christ, before him, and under the same limitations. Matt. xix. 12.]


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