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A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

Sebastianus, Martyr at Rome

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Sebastianus (2), Jan. 20, military martyr at Rome under Diocletian. He was of Milan, where he commanded the first cohort. He confessed Christ, and was shot (apparently) to death with arrows in the camp. He was celebrated in the time of St. Ambrose ( Enarr. in Psalms 118 , No. 44), and is the favourite saint of Italian women, and regarded as the protector against the plague. His symbol is an arrow.


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Wace, Henry. Entry for 'Sebastianus, Martyr at Rome'. A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography. 1911.

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