The Martyrs of the Coliseum

  • Author: A.J. O'Reilly
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Pages: 441 pages
  • Product Description: Here is told in a most heartrending way the history of the Coliseum of Rome and the many famous early martyrs who met their deaths in that famous arena. Tells the story of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria, St. Prisca, St. Lawrence, St. Lucy, St. Agnes, the Persian Kings, the Roman General, the young Bishop, etc., etc. This book brings home in vivid detail what the early Roman Martyrs were forced to suffer and demonstrates vividly Tertullian's famous observation: The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians. Sobering reading for our day when we realize what a terrible price has been paid for the religious freedom we so take for granted. Thrilling stories of the early Roman martyrs.

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