St Cyril of Alexandria defends the worship of the martyrs against Julian; St Asterius and Theodoret against the pagans in general, and they all lay emphasis on the fact that the saints are not looked upon as gods by the Christians, and that the honours paid to them are of quite a different kind from the adoration reserved to God alone.
About ten years after the death of Sidonius we find Asterius, the consul of 494, critically revising the text of Virgil in Rome.
ASTERIUS, of Cappadocia, sophist and teacher of rhetoric in Galatia, was converted to Christianity about the year 300, and became the disciple of Lucian, the founder of the school of Antioch.
Asterius (Bishop) >>
10)10) named Asterius; at least one of the tombs (the " tomb with the urn") was used as a church; an inscription in red paint records its consecration " in the time of the most holy bishop Jason" (A.D.
There is more than one meaning of Asterius discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.