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Unlike in the cases of many other early Christian martyrs, the account of Matthew’s martyrdom is not generally agreed upon. Many different accounts exist, and they do not reach a consensus; some…

Date: 60 CE
Type of Persecution: Burned at the Stake, Stabbed, Decapitation
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians, Other
Participants: Matthew, Fulvanus/Fulbanus/Bulphamnus, Festus/Augustus, Candacis, Ephigenia

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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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At the beginning of her story, Thecla is 17 and engaged to a man by the name of Thamyris. Paul has just arrived in her city of Iconium, and she sits unwaveringly by her window listening to his…

Date: 46-48 CE
Type of Persecution: Burned at the Stake, Tortured by Animals, Other
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Thecla, Paul, Thamyris , Castellius, Alexander of Antioch, Tryphaena

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Polycarp was revered as a teacher and for his patience in his arrest and trial. Hunted down as one of the leaders of the Christians, Polycarp went from farm to farm to avoid being captured, for…

Date: 155-161 CE
Type of Persecution: Burned at the Stake, Stabbed
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Polycarp, Nicetas, Philip, Statius Quadratus, Herod
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