Book of Saints – Polyeucte

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(Saint) Martyr (February 13) (3rd century) A Roman officer (probably of Greek parentage) in Armenia. He became a convert to Christianity, and on that account was beheaded, either under Decius (A.D. 250), or under Velerian (A.D. 259). His Acts, as given by Metaphrastes, are as touching as any in early Christian literature. The personages introduced by the French poet, Corneille, into his tragedy of Polyeucte (Pauline, the Martyr‘s wife, Nearque, his friend, etc.) are historical.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Polyeucte”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 December 2016. Web. 19 October 2020. <>