Book of Saints – Athius


ATHIUS (ATTUS) (Saint) Martyr (August 1) (4th century) One of nine Christian husbandmen, among whom Leontius and Alexander are also mentioned by name. They were beheaded at Perge in Pamphylia (Asia Minor) in the great persecution under Diocletian. The fact that these were poor peasants, quite uncultured and yet heroes in their fight for Christ, appears to have greatly impressed their contemporaries.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Athius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 August 2012. Web. 25 October 2020. <>