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Title: Martyrdom, [not before 305] Subject: Stephanos (Christian priest from Lenaios, Egypt), 4th cent. Satrius Arrianus (Praeses of the Thebaid), fl. 305-309. Christian martyrs --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Coptic Church --Clergy --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Priests --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Egypt --Officials and employees --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Subliterary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Martyrologies --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Material: 1 item : papyrus, nine joining fragments mounted in glass, left part broken off ; 28 cm. Note: In Coptic. Actual dimensions of item are 28 x 12 cm. 37 lines. Written along the fibers on the recto. Upper margin of 0.5 cm.; lower margin of 3 cm.; right margin of 0.5 cm. P.Duk.inv. 438 was formerly P.Miss. 4. Papyrus martyrdom containing a report of proceedings before the praeses Thebaidos Satrius Arrianus, governor of the Thebaid, in Kleopatris, Egypt. Stephanos, a Christian priest from Lenaios in the Antinoites (Antinoite Nome) is brought forward by the jailor Hierax and subsequently interrogated by the praeses. Stephanos is condemned to death by burning. The proceedings are dated to Choiach (Nov. 27-Dec. 26), 305 A.D. In Coptic. Descriptive database availale in repository. Publications:"The Earliest Account of a Martyrdom in Coptic," by Peter van Minnen, Analecta Bollandiana, 113(1995):13-38.
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