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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Maximus/Maximilianus, martyr of Rome, buried on the via Salaria vetus

Saint ID

S00173

Reported Death Not Before

225

Reported Death Not After

245

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs, Lesser clergy
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00342The Liber Pontificalis, written in Latin in Rome in the 530s, and re-edited before 546, in its account of *Anteros (bishop and martyr of Rome, S00170), tells of the care he took to collect the written acts of the martyrs, in which he was prompted by the presbyter and martyr Maximus/Maximinus (perhaps *Maximus/Maximilianus, martyr of Rome, buried on the via Salaria vetus, S00173), and records Anteros' own martyrdom, and burial in the cemetery of Callixtus on the via Appia outside Rome, on 3 January [AD 236].
E00636The Notitia ecclesiarum urbis Romae, a guide to saints' graves around Rome, lists those on the via Salaria vetus, north of the city. Written in Latin in Rome, 625/649.
E04621The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum, as transmitted in 8th c. manuscripts, records the feasts of a number of saints on 24 January.
E06388Gregory the Great in a papal letter (Register 9.49) of 598, to Bishop Chrysantus of Rieti, asks him to consecrate contact relics (sanctuaria) of *Hermes (martyr of Rome, buried on the via Salaria vetus, S00404), *Hyacinthus (companion of Protus, and martyr of Rome, S01556) and *Maximus (martyr of Rome, buried on the via Salaria vetus, S00173) at a font in a church dedicated to Christ and to *Mary (the mother of Christ, S00033) in Rieti (central Italy). Written in Latin in Rome.
E06391Gregory the Great in two papal letters (Register 9.67 and 9.83) of 598/599, to Domitius, abbot of Lucuscanum, deals with a dispute over the property of a monastery dedicated to *Maximus (just possibly the martyr of Rome, buried on the via Salaria vetus, S00173) and *Agatha (virgin and martyr of Catania, S00794) in Palermo (Sicily). Written in Latin in Rome.
E06788A Latin papyrus preserved in Monza (northern Italy) lists the 'oils of the holy martyrs who in body rest in Rome' brought from Rome for Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards, naming many Roman saints. Written at Monza or Rome, 590/604; preserved in its original copy.
E06999The De Locis Sanctis, a guide to the graves of the martyrs around Rome, lists those on the via Salaria vetus, north of the city. Written in Latin in Rome, 642/683.
E07887The Itinerarium Malmesburiense, a guide to saints' graves around and within Rome, lists those outside porta Salaria (now called saint Silvester's gate) on the via Salaria, north-east of the city. Written in Latin in Rome, 642/683.