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Pimenius (Pigmenius, Pymenius, Pymeon, to mention but a few alternatives; the name perhaps stands for Ποιμήν/Poimen (“shepherd”; Delehaye, 1936, 137–140) was a Roman priest and martyr according to the fictitious Passio Pimenii (BHL 6849; 6849a), written in the 6th century CE (thus Lanéry, 2010, 289) or 7th century CE (Lapidge, 2017, 610; see Delehaye, 1936, 259–263, for the Latin text; see Lapidge, 2017, 608–616, for an English translation). The author of the Passio blames the 4th-century CE emperor Julian the Apostate for the death …

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Teitler, H.C., “Pimenius”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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