Saint Telemachus Killed by Gladiator Fans in Rome Hot

Saint Telemachus Killed by Gladiator Fans in Rome

Saint Telemachus, from Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Countries

Telemachus is a Christian saint who, according to legend, is killed in a Roman stadium on this date. The reasons for his death are uncertain. The most popular legend is that he attempts to stop the gladiatorial fights and in response the fans stone him to death.

This is the last known date for gladiator fights in Rome. Another legend is that Telemachus attempts to evangelize the crowd during gladiator fights and the city prefect orders the gladiators to kill him.

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

SS Officer Viktor Brack Writes to Himmler About Mass Sterilization
God Declares War on United States, Says Hamas Leader
Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will) Opens
Stump v. Sparkman: Judge Can't Be Sued for Sterilizing Minor Girl Without Her Consent
Thomas Goode at Virginia Secession Convention: Reason for Secession is Slavery