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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Name

Autonomos, martyr of Nicomedia

Saint ID

S00016

Number in BH

BHG 198

Reported Death Not Before

303

Reported Death Not After

311

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00007Theophylact Simocatta in his History describes the flight in 602 of the emperor Maurice with his sons to the shrine of *Autonomos (martyr of Nicomedia, S00016) near Nicomedia (north-west Asia Minor, close to Constantinople). Written in Greek at Constantinople in the early 7th century.
E05283The Greek Life of *Theodoros (abbot of Sykeon, ob. 613, S01619), by Eleusios-Georgios of Sykeon, mentions several shrines and festivals of saints at Sykeon and other places in Anatolia, the Holy Land, and Constantinople. Written at Sykeon (central Asia Minor), in the 640s.
E05291Eleusios-Georgios of Sykeon composes the Life of *Theodoros (ascetic and abbot of Sykeon, ob. 613, S01619), recounting the life, ascetic feats, and miracles of its hero, and the foundation of the monastic centre of Sykeon in Galatia (central Asia Minor). The text mentions several shrines and festivals of saints in cities and villages of Asia Minor, and also in Constantinople and the Holy Land. Written in Greek at Sykeon, in the 640s. Overview entry
E05352The Greek Life of *Theodoros (abbot of Sykeon, ob. 613, S01619), by Eleusios-Georgios of Sykeon, mentions pilgrimage visits by its hero to the Anatolian shrines of *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033) at Heraclea of Pontus and Sozopolis of Pisidia, *Michael (the Archangel, S00181) at Germia, and *Autonomos (martyr of Nicomedia, S00016) in Bithynia. Some of these visits are described as vows. Written at Sykeon (central Asia Minor), in the 640s.
E07968The Paschal Chronicle records that the deposed emperor Maurice and his family were captured at the church of *Autonomos (martyr of Nicomedia, S00016) at Praenetus near Constantinople in 602, and that one of his officials, Comentiolus, was executed near the shrine of *Konon (potentially any of three martyrs of this name: S00177, S00429, or S00430). Written in Greek at Constantinople, c. 630.