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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Hyacinthus, martyr of the Sabina region (central Italy)

Saint ID

S01556

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E03227The Martyrdom of *Hyacinthus (deacon, perhaps martyr of Portus, near Rome, S01557 or martyr of Sabina, S01556) is written in Latin, at an uncertain place and date, by the 9th c. at the latest. It narrates Hyacinthus' trial and miraculously endured punishments; his persecutor Luxurius’ death, struck by a snake; Hyacinthus’ death by the sword and burial by the matron Iulia in her estate where favours abound. Borrows most of its narrative from E02089.