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Cyriacus the Martyr
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was martyred in Rome with five companions under Claudius according to Greek tradition, and under Diocletian-Maximinian according to Latin (Persecutions of Christians: I). The chronographies of 354 first refer to him on Aug 8 with information concerning his burial in the Via Ostiensis. The Latin hagiography indicates the same date, the Greek cites Jan 30 as his memorial day. Whether the titular church of Cyriacus near the Diocletian Baths relates to this Cyriacus remains doubtful as does much in the translation reports. In the Roman Church, Cyriacus is one of the 14 auxil…

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Dummer, Jürgen, “Cyriacus the Martyr”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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