Ignatius of Antioch is Martyred by Being Fed to Lions
Illustration of Ignatius of Antioch, also called Ignatius Theophorus, tied to a post by his neck and wearing his bishop’s robe. There are bones and scraps on the ground. One lion is sitting on the ground and looking up at Ignatius. The other lion is pouncing from behind. The arches and crowds of the Colosseum are visible in the background.
KeywordsRome, Roman Emperor, emperor, Bishop, Saint, lions, Lion, gladiator, Nero, colosseum, ropes, martyr, chains, Saints, apostle, Ignatius, antioch, martyrdom, Saint John, wild beasts
Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, NEW YORK (NY): Benziger Brothers, 1904) 259