Phileas of Thumite

Phileas Of Thumite, an Eastern prelate, flourished in the 3d century as bishop of Thumitae, in Egypt. He was of noble family, and in his native place filled the highest offices, and was distinguished for his piety and learning. On account of his faith, he was persecuted at Alexandria, and died as a martyr about 307 or 311. He left a work in praise of martyrdom. See Fabricius, Bibl. Grceca, 7:306; Mohler, Patrologie, 1:678 sq.; Routh, Rel. Sac. 3:381 sq.

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