Talk:Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

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Unsightly fact tags[edit]

Editor Anthony on Stilts came through and added a horde of tags after several items in the introductory paragraph. Martyrologies aren't critical history. If there are questions as to the veracity of the traditional story, it should be rephrased appropriately with reference to the traditional sources, not spammed or removed. Reasons to question the story can be added to an appropriate place lower in the article. - (talk) 14:21, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

In fact, I notice the intro paragraph already addresses those concerns. There's no need at all for those tags. - (talk) 14:22, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Legio XII Fulminata[edit]

How do we know that The Forty came from Legio XII Fulminata? Is this recorded anywhere in a credible source or is this speculation? Aramgar 21:13, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps mention of the Legio XII Fulminata ought to be moved from the lead to the body of the article. The fact that they were Roman soldiers is sufficient. Speculation on their unit does not seem to me relevant. Aramgar (talk) 17:24, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Apparently Gregory of Nyssa and Procopius say they were of the 'Thundering Legion'/twelfth legion.[1] Maybe it could just be put that they were traditionally held to be from this legion? -- (talk) 17:19, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

In Legio XII's page it mentions Fulminata is properly translated as 'Armed with Lightning.' "Thundering" would be Fulminatrix. May as well reference them correctly if you reference them at all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:53, 5 February 2011 (UTC)


One version has the relics of the martyrs transfered to a village called Sarein near Zela. What is the source of this? Where is Sarein? Aramgar (talk) 17:29, 14 January 2008 (UTC)


This are not the same thing. K is a modern attempt to clean up demotic Greek and make it more like Ancient Greek. Where's the optative? Where's the dual? So, is this Ancient, or Katharevousa? Or something else? If anyone ones to argue that these are the same language, let's simply call it Greek. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 12:40, 9 March 2017 (UTC)