Saint Telemachus

illustration of Saint Telemachus objecting to the gladitorial combatAlso known as

  • Almachio
  • Almachius
  • Almachus



Hermit or monk from the eastern part of the Roman empire. He protested in Rome against gladiatorial combat, and was murdered by its supporters. His efforts moved the Christian emperor Honorius to ban the combats, and Telemachus is considered a martyr, saving many through his sacrificial death.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Telemachus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 December 2009. Web. 26 November 2015. <>