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We know of three Christian martyrs (3rd cent. CE) in the Roman Era with this same name, Conon. The first was the bishop of Edessa (evidenced in The Chronicle of Edessa), who laid the foundations of the church of that city and died in 228 or 311 CE; the second, the martyr of Pamphylia who was called “the gardener” (also mentioned as Conan), was executed during the reign of Decius (c. 250 CE), about whom there exist Acts of the Martyrdom, endowed with a veritable worth, and it is these that I will treat in this article; and finally a third, evidenced in the R…

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Mateo Donet, M. Amparo, “Conon”, 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 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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