Irenaeus on the Antichrist

Irenaeus of Lyons, writing in the second century, said in his book, Against Heresies (Book 5, ch. 30), that he thought one of the most likely interpretations of 666 was ΛΑΤΕΙΝΟΣ, or Lateinos, for the Latins were presently ruling and were the fourth and last kingdom foreseen by Daniel. But he went on to say…