A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

(Κόδρατος), an ancient physician, saint, and martyr, who was born at Corinth in the third century after Christ. His parents, who were Christians and persons of rank and wealth, died while he was quite young. When he was grown up, he applied himself to the study and practice of medicine, and also took every opportunity of endeavouring to convert his fellow-citizens to Christianity. He was put to death, together with several other Christians, about the year 258, at the command of Jason, the governor of Greece at that time; and there is an interesting account of his martyrdom in the Acta Sanctorum, Mart. vol. ii. p. 5. His memory is observed on the 10th of March both by the Roman and Greek Churches. (Acta Sanct. l.c.; Menolog. Graec. vol. iii. p. 11; Bzovius, Nomenclator Sanctorum Professione Medicorum; Carpzovius, De Medicis ab Ecclesia pro Sanctis habitis)