Polycarp was bishop of Smyrna and was martyred there A.D.
A 9thcentury tradition says he was martyred in the Crimea in 102; earlier authorities say he died a natural death; he is commemorated on the 23rd of November.
It was accepted as an unquestionable fact by every one who undertook to describe the catacombs, that the Christians of Rome, finding in the labyrinthine mazes of the exhausted arenariae, which abounded in the environs of the city, whence the sand used in building had been extracted, a suitable place for the interment of their martyred brethren, where also the sacred rites accompanying the interment might be celebrated without fear of interruption, took possession of them and used them as cemeteries.
Lucian was a priest of Antioch who was martyred at Nicomedia in A.D.
He was baptized by Babylas, bishop of Antioch; preached with much success in Lycia; and was martyred about A.D.