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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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


Ariston, martyr of Pontus

Saint ID


Reported Death Not Before


Reported Death Not After


Type of Saint
Related Evidence Records
E01052The Depositio Martirum, a list of burials of martyrs (primarily of Rome), gives both the day of the year and the place of their burial; from the so-called Chronography of 354, compiled in Latin in Rome, c. 354.
E02993The Greek Life and Martyrdom of *Athenogenes (martyr of Pedachthoe, S00065) recounts the miracles and martyrdom of a bishop of the village of Pedachthoe (northern Asia Minor), reportedly based on an earlier document, reworked by a certain Anysios; it includes an account of several other martyrdoms. Written at Pedachthoe in the 4th/5th c. Overview entry
E02997The Greek Life and Martyrdom of *Athenogenes (martyr of Pedachthoe, S00065), of the 4th/5th c., mentions the martyrdom of *Ariston (S01390) under Diocletian at Sebasteia, pointing out that many confuse him with *Rheginos (S01389), a contemporary martyr who died and was buried at Neokaisareia/Neocaesarea, where his shrine (martyrion) survived at the time of writing; all in northern Asia Minor. Written in Pedachthoe (also northern Asia Minor).