Aristian

Aristian one of the elders from whom Papias professed to have derived traditional information (Eusebius, Hist. Eccles. iii, 39), and described by him as a personal follower of our Lord.. Beyond this notice there is no trustworthy information about him. The Roman martyrology (p. 102) states, on the authority of Papias, that he was one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ. It commemorates his martyrdom at Salamis on Feb. 22. Cotelerius thinks that he may be identical with the Aristo who is given as the first bishop of Smyrna (Apost. ConJ. 7:45).

 
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