Book of Saints – Leontius, Attius, Alexander and Others


(Saints) Martyrs (August 1) (4th century) The Christians, Leontius, Attius and Alexander, with six farm labourers, accused of having profaned a Pagan temple, were in the first years of the fourth century, while the persecution under Diocletian was raging throughout the Roman Empire, put to the torture and afterwards thrown to the wild beast in the Amphitheatre at Perge in Pamphylia (Asia Minor). By a miracle they escaped these; but only to be beheaded immediately afterwards. Always honoured in the East, their cultus was admitted by the Roman Church in the sixteenth century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Leontius, Attius, Alexander and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 November 2014. Web. 23 February 2019. <>