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Theban Legion
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[German Version]

according to the Passio Acaunensium martyrum of Eucherius of Lyon (before 450), a group of soldiers under the leadership of Mauritius, who were executed as Christians in the early 4th century under Emperor Maximian (Persecutions of Christians: I). The cult of the martyrs described by Eucherius goes back to the collection of their relics by Bishop Theodore of Octodunum (Sion, Switzerland) at the end of the 4th century. Especially in the early Middle Ages, the cult of the Theban Legion e…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Theban Legion”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025995>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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