Historisches Seminar



The Era of the Martyrs: Remembering the Great Persecution in Late Antique Egypt

Dissertationsprojekt von Alltje Hidding

Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuler


The Great Persecution began by emperor Diocletian and his tetrarchic colleagues in 303 CE would not be forgotten in Egypt. My project researches how the people who numbered the years according to the ‘Era of Diocletian’ - later also called the ‘Era of the Martyrs’ - remembered this period.