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Conon of Bidana
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Conon of Bidana is a martyr saint from a village called Bidana, lying close to the city of Isaura in the province Isauria (southern Asia Minor). He became the central martyr figure of his home region in late antiquity. Conon is venerated as a martyr (Martyrs), but according to his Vita, he is, technically speaking, a confessor.

Composition and Tradition

Conon’s martyr acts were composed over a longer period of time in late antiquity. The preserved …

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Pilhofer, Philipp, “Conon of Bidana”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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