Constantine's Battle of the Milvian Bridge in AD 312 and its historical interpretation by Eusebius have played a big role in people's image of this ruler and his impact on the Christian church. For those who lived in the fourth century, this battle was just one in a list of imperial victories.
Papias lived in Hierapolis in the middle of the second century. This article wants to reassess the dating of Papias' writings as it is primarily known through Eusebius. The significance of Papias lies in his testimony to the New Testament canon.