(Saints) Martyrs (July 9) (3rd century) The Roman Martyrology registers these Christian Martyrs as numbering 10,204. The entry is, in fact, the record of the wholesale massacre of the Christians who had been constrained to toil at the construction of the gigantic Baths of Diocletian, still prominent among Roman ruins. The Saint Zeno mentioned by name will have been their chief spokesman, or otherwise conspicuous among them. The butchery, which doubtless was spread over many days or even weeks, took place at the outset of the great persecution. But A.D. 298, the date usually given, is hardly possible; A.D. 304 is more likely.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Zeno and Others”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 July 2016. Web. 1 May 2017. <>