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108-124 (3rd) Persection of Christians under Emperor Trajan and continuing under Emperor Hadrian.
*121 ''c.'' [[Lydia the Martyr]], with her husband Philetus and sons Macedonius and Theoprepius, [[March 23]].
*130 ''c.'' Death of [[Apostle Quadratus]], of the Seventy; [[Papias]], Bp. of Heriopolis and apostolic father.
*135 ''Romans build temple of Aphrodite over the site of the [[Holy Sepulcher]] in Jerusalem.
*138 [[Telephorus of Rome|Telephorus]], Bp. of Rome, the only 2nd-century pope who's martyrdom is historically verifiable.
*155 [[Polycarp of Smyrna|Polycarp]], Bp. of Smyrna, martyred by being burned to death in the arena in Smyrna.{{citation|I need help on this date. Apparantly, this date is attributed to the '''writing''' "Martyrdom of Polycarp" and that he died in ca. 86. However, this is earlier than St. John - is that possible?}}; First Apology by [[Justin the Philosopher]].

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