Martyr and bishop. lie was the bishop of Dynhachium in Macedonia when seized and put to death by crucifixion by Roman authorities during the reign of Emperor Trajan. A group of other martyrs, including Peregrinus, Gennanus, Lucian, Pompeius, hesychius, Papius, and Saturninus were also slain because they expressed sympathy for Astius. They were supposedly wrapped in chains and hurled into the sea from the deck of a galley.
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