[In the reign of Marcus Aurelius] To that emperor, in 175, he addressed an elegant and modest apology for the faith. From an eminent spirit of prophecy with which he was endued by God, he was surnamed The Prophet, as Saint Jerome and Eusebius testify.
- Father Alban Butler. “Saint Melito, Bishop of Sardes in Lydia, Confessor”. , 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 April 2013. Web. 2 June 2015. <>