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E06937: The Greek Martyrdom of *1003 martyrs of Nikomedia (martyrs under Diocletian in c. 303, S01513). Skeleton entry

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Martyrdom of the One Thousand and Three Martyrs of Nicomedia (BHG 1219)

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Saint Name

1003 martyrs of Nikomedia, martyrs under Dicoletian in c. 303. : S01513 Theopemptos/Theopompos and Theonas, martyrs : S02532 Petros, martyr at Nicomedia, ob. 303 : S01119

Saint Name in Source

Θεόπομπος, Θεωνᾶς Πέτρος

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom


  • Greek


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


The text's prologue mentions the martyr legends of *Theopompos and Theonas (BHG 2443, E06692) and of a *Petros whom Halkin 1986, 57 identifies with the martyr at Nicomedia (S01119): Mετὰ τὸ μαρτυρίσαι τὸν τοῦ Χριστοῦ θεράποντα Θεόπομπον τὸν ἐπίσκοπον καὶ Θεωνᾶν τὸν μάγον καὶ τοὺς τέσσαρας προτίκτορας οἷς παρεδόθη ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος... 'After the martyrdoms of the servant of Christ, Theopompos the bishop, and Theonas the sorcerer, and the four protiktores to whom saint Petros was delivered ...'


Text and French translation: Halkin, F. (ed. and trans.), "La passion des mille trois martyrs de Nicomédie (BHG 1219)," in: idem, Hagiologie byzantine. Textes inédits, publiés en grec et traduits en français (Subsidia hagiographica 71; Bruxelles, 1986), 57–62.

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