Abercius sentence example
- The fish represents Christ; and in the Inscription of Abercius, bishop of Hierapolis about A.D.
- Abercius and Irenaeus are the first to speak of wine mixt with water, of a krama (Kpaya) or temperamentum.
- The great Phrygian saint of the 2nd century was named Avircius Marcellus (Abercius); the mass of legends and miracles in the late biography of him long brought his very existence into dispute, but a fragment of his gravestone, discovered in 1883, and now preserved in the Lateran Museum in Rome, has proved that he was a real person, and makes it probable that the wide-reaching conversion of the people attributed to him did actually take place.
- Montanus (see Montanism) was born on the borders of Phrygia and Mysia (probably south-east from Philadelphia), and was vehemently opposed by Abercius.