Book of Saints – Agathonicus, Zoticus and Others


AGATHONICUS, ZOTICUS and OTHERS (Saints) Martyrs (August 22) (3rd century) According to the Menology of Basil, Saint Agathonicus was a Christian of patrician family put to death for the Faith in the neighbourhood of Constantinople, during the persecution under Diocletian and Maximian Herculeus, towards the close of the third century. With him suffered Zoticus, by profession a philosopher, and several of the pupils, or, as they were called, disciples of the latter. The Emperor Justinian, more than a hundred years later, built a magnificent church in their honour. They are mentioned in the Latin Martyrologies, and in the Imperial Library at Vienna there is preserved a valuable manuscript record of their Passion.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Agathonicus, Zoticus and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2012. Web. 15 December 2018. <>