14. A CHRISTIAN, who suffered martyrdom at Rome in the reign of Commodus.
He is said to have been a Roman senator.
At his trial he made a. beautiful defence of Christianity in the Roman senate, which was afterwards translated into Greek and inserted by Eusebius in his history of the Martyrs, but is now lost. (Hieronym. Epist.
42, 53; Euseb. Hist. Eccles.
5.21.) Nicephorus (4.26) confounds the martyr Apollonius with Apollonius the writer against the Cataphryges. (Cave, Hist. Lit.
i. p. 53; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vii. p. 163.)