Book of Saints – Almachius


ALMACHIUS (TELEMACHUS) (Saint) Martyr (January 1) (5th century) A hermit who came to Rome from the East and publicly protested against the inhuman gladiatorial combats in the Roman Amphitheatre. He was seized and cut to pieces by order of the Prefect Alipius (A.D. 404). The Emperor Honorius, however, availed himself of this happening to put an end to the practice of sacrificing human beings in the public sports.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Almachius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 May 2012. Web. 21 September 2020. <>