The paper takes up the social anthropological study of lines by Tim Ingold as well as the social geography of Michel de Certeau and Henri Lefebvre to consider the fourth-century CE Church History of Eusebius of Caesarea as a series of spatiotemporal lines. It discusses specifically the spatiotemporality created by Eusebius’s long preface found at the start of the work as a single sentence that creates a linear experience of space and time. Mistranslations of the sentence detract from the linearity Eusebius inscribes. It then explores the history as an imperial linear narrative built on a series of biblical narratives and chains of succession of bishops, teachers and heretics and then considers Eusebius’s self-representation as creating a path others can follow. It engages Eusebius’s earlier writing, the Chronikon, on which he relied for his Church History, as an alternative set of lines arranged in a series of columns that create a kind of linear time the History goes on to perform in a narrative form. The essay ends with a consideration of the role of reading and appropriation in a colonial inscription of time and space the writer’s historical lines create.