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E06633: Greek version of the Martyrdom of *Tarbo/Therbous/Pherbouthe and her companions (martyrs in Persia, ob. c. 341, S01611). Skeleton entry

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posted on 2018-09-27, 00:00 authored by Nikolaos
Greek version of the Martyrdom of Therbous/Pherbouthe (BHG 1511)

We have not examined this text, nor compared it to stories of the martyrdom in other languages. It is believed to be based on a Martyrdom originally written in Syriac (for which see $E04330).

Note that translations of hagiographical literature into other ancient languages are not as a rule recorded in the Cult of Saints database, unless there is evidence to suggest that the translation dates from the 7th century or earlier.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Tarbo/Therbous/Pherbouthe and her companions, martyrs in Persia, ob. c. 341 : S01611

Saint Name in Source

Θερβοῦς, Φερβοῦς, Φερβουθή

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom


  • Greek


For the manuscript tradition, see: For the edition, see Bibliography.


Text: Delehaye, H., "Les versions grecques des Actes des martyrs persans sous Sapor II," Patrologia Orientalis II.4 (1905), 439-444. Further reading: Detoraki, M., "Greek Passions of the Martyrs in Byzantium," in: S. Efthymiadis (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography II: Genres and Contexts (Farnham 2014), 73-74.

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