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Aquila was an Egyptian arrested for his Christian faith during the persecution under the eastern Roman emperor, Maximinus Daia. The pagan governor of Thebes, Arianus, ordered Aquila to be put to death by the tearing of his flesh with iron combs. It is said that afterwards this same governor converted to Christianity and died a martyr's death (Saint Arianus, commemorated on March 8).


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