Lucius Annæus Seneca of Cordova,… was put to death by Nero two years before Peter and Paul were crowned with martyrdom.
Ignatius, third bishop of the church of Antioch after Peter the apostle, condemned to the wild beasts during the persecution of Trajan, was sent bound to Rome, …When he had been condemned to the wild beasts and with zeal for martyrdom heard the lions roaring, he said “I am the grain of Christ. I am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts that I may be found the bread of the world.” He was put to death the eleventh year of Trajan and the remains of his body lie in Antioch outside the Daphnitic gate in the cemetery.
Publius bishop of Athens had been crowned with martyrdom on account of his faith in Christ…
Justin, a philosopher, and wearing the garb of philosopher, a citizen of Neapolis, a city of Palestine, and the son of Priscus Bacchius, laboured strenuously in behalf of the religion of Christ, …accused of being a Christian, through the efforts and wiles of Crescens, he shed his blood for Christ.
Apollonius, a Roman senator under the emperor Commodus, having been denounced by a slave as a Christian,…by the will of the senate, he was beheaded for Christ by virtue of an ancient law among them…
Alexander, bishop of Cappadocia …In the seventh persecution under Decius, at the time when Babylas of Antioch was put to death, brought to Cæsarea and shut up in prison, he received the crown of martyrdom for confessing Christ.
Cornelius, bishop of Rome, to whom eight letters of Cyprian are extant, … received the crown of martyrdom for Christ, and was succeeded by Lucius.
Cyprian of Africa, … was put to death under the Emperors Valerian and Gallienus, in the eighth persecution, on the same day that Cornelius was put to death at Rome, but not in the same year.
Victorinus, bishop of Pettau, …wrote an Apology for Origen before Eusebius had written his and was put to death at Cæsarea in Palestine in the persecution of Maximinus.
Lucianus, a man of great talent, presbyter of the church at Antioch, … was put to death at Nicomedia for his confession of Christ in the persecution of Maximinus, and was buried at Helenopolis in Bithynia.
Phileas a resident of that Egyptian city which is called Thmuis, …was beheaded for Christ during the same persecution in which Lucianus was put to death at Nicomedia.
Methodius, bishop of Olympus in Lycia …in the reign of Decius and Valerianus, he was crowned with martyrdom at Chalcis in Greece.