Definitions for "Alphius"
Saint Alphius and companions, martyrs in the Byzantine traditions of southern Italy, was one of three brothers from Vaste, in the diocese of Otranto, who died with their sister, Benedicta, during the persecutions of Decius, ca 251 AD.. The details concerning these martyrdoms are traditional, drawn up at a later date in the Benedictine Acta of Saint Alphius.