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108-124 (3rd) Persection of Christians under Emperor Trajan and continuing under Emperor Hadrian.
*135 ''Romans build temple of Aphrodite over the site of the [[Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem)|Holy Sepulchre]] in Jerusalem.
*138 [[Telephorus of Rome|Telephorus]], Bp. of Rome, the only 2nd-century pope who's martyrdom is historically verifiable.
*150 ''"[[Shepherd of Hermas]]" written.
*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]].
*160 ''[[Marcian]], heretic, dies.''
*161 Second Apology by [[Justin the Philosopher]].
*165 ''Valentium, Gnostic heretic, dies''; [[Justin Martyr]] and disciples denounced as Christian, scourged and beheaded for refusing to sacrifice; ''Peregrinus Proteus becomes Christian and leader of a synagogue, then takes up the life of a Cynic. He ends his life by burning himself on a pyre at the Olympiad of 165 in Athens.''; [[Leucius the Confessor]], 1st Bishop of Brindisi ordained.

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