APOLLONIUS

APOLLONIUS d. ca. 185. Martyr and perhaps apologist. According to the Acts regarding him, which contain reliable information, Apollonius appeared at Rome before the praetorian prefect Perennes, ca. 185. In a second audience, after defending himself in the presence of senators and educated people, he was condemned to death by virtue of a senatorial decree that denied legal existence to Christians. Died 11 April. An adaptation of the Acts makes Perennes a proconsul of Asia and confuses the martyr with the Apollos of Acts 18:24. Eusebius of Caesarea reports a summary of the Acts of his martyrdom in HE 5,21,2-5. He was almost certainly a philosopher, perhaps a senator, who during his interrogation at Rome defended himself with arguments like those of the apologists. The entire hagiographical dossier also complicated by the presence of numerous other Apolloniuses raises many historical, legal and literary problems, esp. concerning the involvement of the Roman Senate, before whom Apollonius was supposedly called to defend himself by Perennes. Also discussed is the drafting of a true and proper Apology by Apollonius, supposedly combined with other documents in the martyrium. BHG 149; BHO 79; Eusebius, HE 5,21; Rufinus, HE 5,21,2-5; Delehaye PM, 92-99; G. Lazzati, Gli sviluppi della letteratura sui martiri nei quattro primi secoli, Turin 1956, 39-42; G. Lanata, Gli atti dei martiri come documenti processuali, Milan 1973, 145- 157; E. Griffe, Les Acts du martyr Apollonius et le probl¨me de la base juridique des perscutions: Bulletin de littrature ecclsiastique 53 1952 65-76; C. Tibiletti, Gli Atti di Apollonio e Tertulliano: Atti dell’Accademia delle Scienze di Turin, cl. mor., 99 1964-1965 295-337; V. Saxer, Martyrium Apollonii Romani: analyse structurelle et probl¨mes d’authenticit: Rend. PARA 55-56 1982-1984 265-298; V. Saxer, L’Apologie au Snat du martyr romain Apollonius: Mlange de l’Ecole fran§aise de Rome, Antiquit 96 1984 1017-1038; Il grande libro dei Santi. Dizionario enciclopedico 1, Turin 1998, 201-204.Apollonius of Tyana — An Adept to Remember” by Fred A. Pruyn travelquaz

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