(Saint) Martyr (February 13) (3rd century) A Roman officer (probably of Greek parentage) in Armenia. He became a convert to Christianity, and on that account was beheaded, either under Decius (A.D. 250), or under Velerian (A.D. 259). His Acts, as given by Metaphrastes, are as touching as any in early Christian literature. The personages introduced by the French poet, Corneille, into his tragedy of Polyeucte (Pauline, the Martyr‘s wife, Nearque, his friend, etc.) are historical.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Polyeucte”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 December 2016. Web. 17 January 2017. <>