Hippolytus of Rome.

One of the Christian heresiologists.


Attributed text(s).
On the Six Days of Creation.
On Genesis.
On Exodus.
On the Song of Songs.
On Zechariah.
On the Psalms.
On Daniel.
On Isaiah.
On the Antichrist.
On the Resurrection.
Against Marcion.
Refutation of All Heresies.
On the Passover.
On Saul.
On the Pythonissa.
On Ecclesiastes.
On Proverbs.
Exhortation on the Praise of our Lord and Savior.
Against the Heresy of Artemon.
On the Essence of the Universe.
The Labyrinth.

Text(s) available.
Christian Hospitality Archives (Index):

Refutation in four parts (1, 2, 3, 4, index), very large files in .pdf (Greek only).
Exposition of Daniel, in editable .pdf (Greek only).
Early Christian Writings:
Refutation 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (English only).
On the Antichrist (English only).
Fragments (English only).

Related text(s).
Fragments of Gaius of Rome.

Useful links.
Hippolytus in the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Hippolytus at Early Christian Writings.

Hippolytus was a Christian heresiologist and alternate bishop of Rome who flourished early in century III.

Jerome, On Famous Men 61:

Hippolytus, cuiusdam ecclesiae episcopus, nomen quippe urbis scire non potui, rationem paschae temporumque canones scripsit, usque ad primum annum Alexandri imperatoris, et sedecim annorum circulum, quem Graeci εκκαιδεκαετηριδα vocant, reperit, et Eusebio, qui super eodem pascha canonem, decem et novem annorum circulum, id est, εννεακαιδεκαετηριδα composuit, occasionem dedit. scripsit nonnullos in scripturas commentarios, e quibus hos reperi, in εξαημερον, et in exodum, in canticum canticorum, in genesim, et in Zachariam; de psalmis, et in Isaiam, de Daniele, de apocalypsi, de proverbiis, de ecclesiaste, de Saul et Pythonissa, de antichristo, de resurrectione, contra Marcionem, de pascha, adversum omnes haereses, et προσομιλιαν de laude domini salvatoris, in qua, praesente Origene, se loqui in ecclesia significat. in huius aemulationem Ambrosius, quem de Marcionis haeresi ad veram fidem correctum diximus, cohortatus est Origenem, in scripturas commentarios scribere, praebens ei septem et eo amplius notarios, eorumque expensas, et librariorum parem numerum, quodque his maius est, incredibili studio quotidie ab eo opus exigens. unde in quadam epistola εργοδιωκτην eum Origenes vocat.

Hippolytus, bishop of some church, the name of whose city I have not been able to learn, wrote A Reckoning of the Paschal Feast and chronological tables which be worked out up to the first year of the emperor Alexander. He also discussed the cycle of sixteen years, which the Greeks called ekkaidekaeterida, and gave the cue to Eusebius, who composed on the same paschal feast a cycle of nineteen years, that is, enneakaidekaeterida. He wrote some commentaries on the scriptures, among which are the following: On the six days of creation, on the exodus, on the song of songs, on the genesis, on Zechariah, on the psalms, on Isaiah, on Daniel, on the apocalypse, on the Proverbs, on Ecclesiastes, on Saul, on the Pythonissa, on the antichrist, on the resurrection, against Marcion, on the Passover, against all heresies, and an exhortation on the praise of our Lord and savior, in which he indicates that he is speaking in the church in the presence of Origen. Ambrosius, who we have said was converted by Origen from the heresy of Marcion to the true faith, urged Origen to write, in emulation of Hippolytus, commentaries on the scriptures, offering him seven and even more secretaries as well as their expenses, and an equal number of copyists, and, what is still more, with incredible zeal, daily exacting work from him, on which account Origen, in one of his epistles, calls him his taskmaster.

Pierre Nautin on Hippolytus, Against All Heresies.

Pierre Nautin, Hippolyte Contre les Hérésies, Fragment, page 15 (first two paragraphs of the main text; the English translation is my own, and corrections are welcome, as I do not speak French):

La première liste que nous possédons des ouvrages d'Hippolyte, celle qu'Eusèbe nous a laissée dans son Histoire ecclésiastique, porte un Πρὸς α̒πάσας τὰς αι̒ρέσεις1.

1 Eusèbe, Hist. VI, 22 (II, 219).

The first list which we possess of the works of Hippolytus, that which Eusebius has left us in his Ecclesiastical History, has a certain Against All the Heresies.

Saint Jérôme a inséré dans son De viris inlustribus la liste d'Eusèbe et nous retrouvons chez lui un Adversus omnes haereses2. Nicéphore Calliste, qui traduit en grec la liste de Jérôme, indique le même ouvrage sous le nom de Πρὸς πάσας τὰς αι̒ρέσεις3. Georges le Syncelle mentionne un titre un peu différent: Πρὸς Μαρκίωνα καὶ τὰς λοιπὰς αι̒ρέσεις4, mais il n'a pas d'autre source qu'Eusèbe: il a réuni arbitrairement deux titres qui sont distingués dans l'Histoire ecclésiastique, le Πρὸς Μαρκίωνα et le Πρὸς α̒πάσας τὰς αι̒ρέσεις. Ces trois témoignages n'ajoutent donc rien à celui d'Eusèbe, dont ils dépendent.

2 Jérome, Vir. in. 61 (35, 26).
3 Nicéphore Calliste, Ecclesiastica historia, IV, 31, [Migne,] P[atrologiae cursus completus, series] G[raeca], CXLI, 1052.
4 Georges le Syncelle, Chronographia, éd. G. Dindorf, (C[orpus] S[criptorum] H[istoriae] B[yzantinae]), vol. I, Bonn, 1829, p. 674.

Saint Jerome has inserted the list of Eusebius into his On Famous Men, and we find there one Against All Heresies. Nicephorus Callistus, who translated into Greek the list of Jerome, indicates the same work under the name Against All the Heresies. George Syncellus mentions a slightly different title: Against Marcion and the Rest of the Heresies, but he has nothing from any source other than Eusebius; he has arbitrarily joined together two titles which are distinguished in the Ecclesiastical History, the one being Against Marcion, the other Against All the Heresies. These three witnesses add nothing, then, to that of Eusebius, upon whom they depend.