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E06636: Greek version of the Martyrdom of *Ia (female martyr in Persia under Shapur II, S00885). Skeleton entry

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posted on 2018-09-27, 00:00 authored by Nikolaos
Greek version of the Martyrdom of Ia (BHG 761)

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.

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

Ia, female martyr in Persia under Shapur II : S00885

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), 453-461. 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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