Dausas was a martyr in Persia in 361. He was one of the captives carried away by Sapor II when he took Bezabde or Phoenicia. Heliodorus, the bishop, being taken ill, consecrated Dausas, and gave him charge over all the captives who had escaped the rack. When they assembled to worship, it was reported to the king that they met to curse him, and the Christians, to the number of three hundred, were collected, and comanded to embrace fire-worship or die. Dausas encouraged his flock, telling them that they would be delivered from bondage and restored to their country. Two hundred and sixty-five of them were slain, twenty-five apostatized, and the fate of the other ten is unknown. See Smith, Dict. of Christ. Biog. s.v.

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