KemVictorinus, Victor, Nicephorus, Claudius, Serapion, and Papias of Kemet (251 A.D.), martyr. 31 Jan. Probably the same as Diodorus (I was burned alive), martyred with Victorinus, Victor the Ninivite, Ninivita, Nicoforus, Claudianus (I had my legs whacked off).
Dioscorus, Serapion (I was beheaded). Martyred in Kemet. Some confusion exists to actually where killed. 24 Feb., 27 April in some Menology, 25 Feb. in others. The Roman Martyrology lists says martyred at Diospoliset, 284 A.D.
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