Asterius (1) (or Asturius), St

Asterius (1) (or Asturius), St.

was a Roman senator who undertook-the care of burying St. Marinus, martyred at Caesarea, in Palestine, in 261 or 262. The Latins honor St. Asterius on March 3 as a martyr, together with Marinus; but Eusebius says nothing of this story, which appears to depend upon Rufinus (Hist. 7:13). The Greeks also honor him as a martyr, separately, Aug. 7. See Ruinart, Acta Sincera, p. 264.

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