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(date unknown),

martyr. He died at Rome, perhaps in the late 3rd century and was buried about four miles outside the town on the Via Aurelia. He was venerated in Roman calendars; later he was associated with Cyrinus (= Quirinus), Nabor, and Nazarius in the Gelasian Sacramentary, possibly through a confusion of the martyrologists. It is likely that Nabor and Nazarius were Milanese. But all were venerated together, for unknown reasons, on 12 June, until 1969, when their feast was suppressed owing to its being a confusion of three different groups of martyrs, associated through unhistorical Acts.

AA.SS. Iun. II (1698), 505–15 with C.M.H., pp. 315–16;Calendarium Romanum (1969).

Subjects: Christianity.


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