On the dating of polycarp
both state Polycarp died under Marcus Aurelius (cf. [These points are best articulated by Killen himself, which were originally composed on 1886.
For a modern printing, see "Journal of Higher Criticism", vol. 1 (Spring 2001): "The Ignatian Epistles Entirely Spurious", pp. 84-85).] The observance of the Seventh-day Sabbath by Polycarp would be in harmony with the teachings and practice of Jesus ( or another annual holy day.
189-99) with having excommunicated the Asiatics too precipitately and with not having followed the moderation of his predecessors.
Eusebius dates it to the reign of in the proconsulship of Statius Quadratus—which works out to be 155 or 156.
These earlier dates better fit the tradition of his association with Ignatius and John the Evangelist.
[Philip Schaff, The History of the Christian Church Volume 1, Section 43, Section 57, Subsection 3.* See also Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, Book 5 Section 24 (pages 232-233 in the Dorset Press Edition from 1965) which is a record of part of a letter from Irenaeus (who agreed with Rome on the date of Easter) to Victor of Rome explaining why Victor should not make such a strong issue of Quartodecimanism.
This letter may form part of the basis for the statements in Schaff.] urviving writings and early accounts His sole surviving work is his "Letter to the Philippians", a mosaic of references to the Greek Scriptures.