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A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

Dionysia, Martyr at Alexandria


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Dionysia (2) , at Alexandria, a.d. 251, mother of many children, who, loving her Lord more than her children, died by the sword, along with the venerable lady Mercuria, without being tried by torture, as the prefect had succeeded so ill with Ammonarion that he was ashamed to go on torturing and being defeated by women (Dion. Alex. ad Fab. ap. Eus. H. E. vi. 41).

[E.B.B.]


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Wace, Henry. Entry for 'Dionysia, Martyr at Alexandria'. A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hwd/d/dionysia-martyr-at-alexandria.html. 1911.

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