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Scillitan Martyrs
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The account, in the form of a legal transcript, of a group of Christians in Africa Proconsularis who suffered martyrdom in Carthage on July 17 (their feast day), 180, is probably the earliest evidence of Christianity in North Africa (III); it is also the earliest text of Christian literature in Latin (Literature, History of: V). Although we do not know where Scillium was, how many Christians were condemned, and when the earliest version of our text was written, its indigenous name…

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Wischmeyer, Wolfgang, “Scillitan Martyrs”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025399>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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