Book of Saints – Martyrs of Rome – 24 June


(Saints) (June 24) (1st century) These, many hundreds in number, are the Christians put to death by the Emperor Nero (A.D. 64) on the absurd charge that it was they who had caused the great Fire of Rome, probably his own work. The strange and horrible deaths they suffered are well known. Some, sewn up in the skins of animals, were thrown to the wild beasts in the Amphitheatre; others, besmeared with oil, were used as torches to illuminate the Imperial Gardens; others were crucified, etc, etc.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Rome”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 November 2014. Web. 19 January 2019. <>