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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Niketas the Goth, martyr in the Danube region, ob. 372

Saint ID

S00711

Reported Death Not Before

372

Reported Death Not After

372

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs, Soldiers, Writers, Missionaries
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E01129The Greek Martyrdom of Niketas the Goth reports that Auxentios, bishop of Mopsuestia (Cilicia, south-east Asia Minor) acquired relics of *Tarachos, Probus, and Andronikos (martyrs of Anazarbos in Cilicia, S00710) in exchange for the promise of relics of *Niketas the Goth, (martyr in the Danube region in 372, buried in Mopsuestia, S00711). The passage gives an account of the opening of the tomb of Niketas, and of a failed attempt to harvest his relics. Written in Mopsuestia.
E01175The Greek Martyrdom of *Niketas the Goth (S00711), probably of the late 5th or 6th c., recounts the translation of the relics of a martyr from the Gothic regions beyond the Danube to Mopsuestia (south-east Anatolia) in the late 370s. Probably composed in Mopsuestia.
E03866The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 15 September the death of *John Chrysostom (bishop of Constantinople, ob. 407, S00779) and *Niketas the Goth (martyr in the Danube region, ob. 372, S00711), and probably *Martin (confessor and bishop of Rome, ob. 655/656, S00859).