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The accounts of the martyrdom of Paul can be grouped into two main narratives: one centered solely around Paul, and the other addressing the joint martyrdoms of Peter and Paul. There is variation…

Date: 57-69 CE
Type of Persecution: Imprisonment, Decapitation
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Paul, Nero, Patroclus, Titus, Luke, Peter, Simon the Sorcerer

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At the beginning of her story, Thecla is 17 and engaged to a man by the name of Thamyris. Paul has just arrived in her city of Iconium, and she sits unwaveringly by her window listening to his…

Date: 46-48 CE
Type of Persecution: Burned at the Stake, Tortured by Animals, Other
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Thecla, Paul, Thamyris , Castellius, Alexander of Antioch, Tryphaena
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