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Anastasia Pharmacolitria
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Anastasia φαρμακολύτρια (the poison curer/deliverer from spells) is also known as Anastasia of Sirmium or Anastasia the widow. She was purportedly martyred in Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia), in the era of Diocletian (284–311 CE). The unknown author of her fictional Latin passio (BHL 400–401) gave her a Roman origin and inserted three other passiones, those of Chrysogonus, Agape and her companions, and Theodote and her children. Some or all of these other mar…

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Alwis, Anne P., “Anastasia Pharmacolitria”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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