1. A native of Aegae in Cilicia, born of Christian parents, and carefully brought up.
He at first studied medicine, and practised with great skill and liberality, giving advice and medicines gratuitously, and also nourishment to such as were in want of it.
He afterwards became bishop of Aegae, and during the persecution under Diocletian was put to death together with his sister Zenobia by Lysias, the prefect of Cilicia about the year 304.
An interesting account of his life and death is given by Simeon Metaphrastes, ap. Surium. De Probatis Sanctor. Historiis,
vol. v. Oct. 30.
See also Menol. Grace,
vol. i. Oct. 31 ; Bzovius, Nomenclator Sanctor. Professione Medicor.