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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Asterius, martyr of Ostia

Saint ID

S01550

Number in BH

BHL 5543 BHL 1523

Reported Death Not Before

268

Reported Death Not After

270

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs, Converts, Lesser clergy , Aristocrats
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E02093The Martyrdom of *Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abacuc of Persia (martyrs of the via Cornelia near Rome, S01163) and of *Valentinus (priest and martyr of Rome, S00433) is written in Latin probably in the diocese of Silva Candida near Rome, probably no later than the 6th c. Narrates how Marius and his family travel from Persia to Rome; their care for persecuted Christians and for the burial of martyrs, in particular *Blastus (martyr of Rome, S00476) in a crypt on the via Salaria, and *Cyrinus/Quirinus (martyr of Rome, S01551) in a crypt in the cemetery of Pontianus; the trial of the priest Valentinus and his conversion of the princeps *Asterius (martyr of Ostia, S01550) and all his household; the latter's arrest, martyrdom and burial at Ostia, where a church is built; Valentinus’ martyrdom and burial on the via Flaminia; the martyrdom of Marius and his family on the via Cornelia, and their burial. Miracles abound up to this day at the burial places of the martyrs.
E02485The Martyrdom of *Callixtus (bishop and martyr of Rome, S00145), *Calepodius (priest and martyr of Rome, S01411) and Companions is written in Latin presumably in Rome in Late Antiquity, certainly before the early 8th c. It narrates the activities of pagans around the Capitol and Christians in Trastevere, the conversions and baptisms of the consul Palmatius, the senator Simplicius and their households, and the soldier Privatus, miraculous healings, and the martyrdom of all the protagonists and of *Asterius (martyr of Ostia, S01550). Calepodius and Callixtus are both buried in the cemetery of Calepodius on the via Aurelia.
E04613The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum records the feasts of a number of saints on 18 January.
E04991The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum records the feasts of a number of saints on 19 October.
E05658Bede, in his Martyrology, records the feast on 21 October of *Asterius (martyr of Ostia, S01550), who buried the body of *Callistus (bishop and martyr of Rome, S00145). Written in Latin at Wearmouth-Jarrow (north-east Britain), 725/731.
E05885Merged with E06240 The Libellus precum of Faustinus and Marcellinus, a petition by two presbyters to the emperor Theodosius, written in Latin in 383/384, and preserved in the Collectio Avellana, states that the presbyter and confessor *Macarius ($S02317) was buried in the basilica of *Asterius (martyr of Ostia, $S011550) at Ostia.
E06240The Libellus precum of Faustinus and Marcellinus, a petition by two presbyters to the emperor Theodosius, written in Latin in 383/384, and preserved in the Collectio Avellana, describes the presbyter Macarius (confessor of Rome, ob. 355/359, $S02317), attributes to him the power of exorcism, and describes his death through injuries inflicted by supporters of Pope Damasus, after which he was buried in the basilica of *Asterius (martyr of Ostia, $S011550) at Ostia.