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|Papacy began||November 21, 235|
|Papacy ended||January 3, 236|
January 3, 236|
Rome, Roman Empire
|Styles of |
|Reference style||His Holiness|
|Spoken style||Your Holiness|
|Religious style||Holy Father|
Anterus was the son of Romulus, born in Petilia Policastro. He was pope for only one month and ten days, and is thought to have been of Greek origin, but the name could indicate that he was a freed slave. He created one bishop for the city of Fondi.
Some scholars believe he was martyred, because he ordered greater strictness in searching into the acts of the martyrs exactly collected by the notaries appointed by Saint Clement. Other scholars doubt this and believe it is more likely that he died in undramatic circumstances during the persecutions of Emperor Maximinus the Thracian.
He was buried in the papal crypt of the Catacomb of Callixtus on the Appian Way in Rome. The site of his sepulchre was discovered by De Rossi in 1854, with some broken remnants of the Greek epitaph engraved on the narrow oblong slab that closed his tomb and only the Greek term for bishop readable.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Anteros.|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 de Montor, Artaud (1911). The Lives and Times of the Popes: Including the Complete Gallery of Portraits of the Pontiffs Reproduced from Effigies Pontificum Romanorum Dominici Basae : Being a Series of Volumes Giving the History of the World During the Christian Era. New York: The Catholic Publication Society of America. pp. 49–50. OCLC 7533337. http://books.google.com/books?id=kJoYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA49&dq=petilia+policastro&lr=&ei=YElbSeKzJ4rIlQSfh6yCAg&client=firefox-a#PPA50,M1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Levillain, Philippe; O'Malley, John W. (2002). The Papacy: An Encyclopedia. London: Routledge. pp. 63, 557. ISBN 0415922305.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Marucchi, Orazio; Vecchierello, Hubert (translator) (2003). Manual of Christian Archeology 1935. Kessinger Publishing. pp. 48. ISBN 0-7661-4247-7. http://books.google.com/books?id=1bLr6mMHwJ0C&pg=PA111&dq=isbn:0766142477&ei=TllbSc_ANY_QkwS8l9GFBg#PPA48,M1.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Pope St. Anterus" in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.
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