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Acta Maximiliana
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The martyr records of Maximilianus of Tebessa, who in AD 295 refused military service because he was a Christian (quia Christianus sum ... nonmilito saeculo, sed milito Deo meo). The Acta Maximiliana describe the mustering by the proconsul Dion, when Maximilianus unwaveringly refused service (non possum malefacere), and his subsequent execution. They are significant for our understanding of the Christian position on military service in the time of  Diocletianus.



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Redies, Michael (Berlin), “Acta Maximiliana”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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