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Potimiaena, a martyr at Alexandria

Potimiaena (June 28), one of the most celebrated martyrs at Alexandria in the persecution of Severus, being a virgin distinguished alike for her beauty, chastity, and courage. Eusebius (H. E. vi. 5) relates how she was cruelly tortured, and death finally inflicted by burning pitch poured slowly about her from feet to head. Her story is also given by Palladius (Hist. Laus. 3).

[G.T.S.]

« Posthumianus, of Aquitania Potimiaena, a martyr at Alexandria Pothinus, bp. of Lyons, martyr »
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