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The following derives from a late fourth century sermon by Asterius, bishop of Amasea.

Asterius describes how he came upon a painting detailing a scene from Euphemia’s death. This holy woman, he…

Date: 303 CE
Type of Persecution: Beaten, Imprisonment, Burned at the Stake
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Euphemia, Diocletian

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Sebastian was a Christian who enlisted as a soldier of the Roman guard in order to aid other martyrs and strengthen them in their sufferings. He strengthened several martyrs while they were in prison…

Date: 286 CE
Type of Persecution: Shot with Arrows, Beaten
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Sebastian, Diocletian, Irene
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