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JULIA OF CORSICA CRUCIFIED AN SCOUGED

Julia was a noble virgin at Carthage, who, when that city was taken by Genseric in 439, was sold for a slave to a pagan merchant of Syria. Under the most mortifying employments of her station, by cheerfulness and patience she found, besides her sanctification, a present happiness and comfort which the world could not have afforded. The merchant thought proper to carry her with him in one of his voyages to Gaul, where he imported the most valuable commodities of the Levant. Having reached the northern part of Corsica, or that point now called Capo-Corso, he cast anchor and went on shore to join the pagans of the place in an idolatrous festival kept there at that time with the sacrifice of a bull. Julia was left at some distance because she would not be defiled by the superstitious ceremonies, which she openly reviled. Felix, the governor of the island, who was a bigoted pagan, asked the merchant who this woman was who dared to insult the gods. He informed him that she was a Christian, and that all his authority over her was too weak to prevail with her to renounce her religion; but that he found her so diligent and faithful he could not part with her. The governor offered him four of his best female slaves in exchange for her. But the merchant, whose name was Eusebius, refused. However, the governor, whilst Eusebius was drunk and asleep, took upon him to compel her to sacrifice to his gods. He proffered to procure her liberty if she would comply. The woman made answer that she was as free as she desired to be as long as she was allowed to serve Jesus Christ; and whatever should happen, she would never purchase her liberty by so abominable a crime. Felix thinking himself derided by her undaunted and resolute air, in a transport of rage caused her to be struck on the face, and the hair of her head to be torn off; and lastly, ordered her to be hanged on a cross and scourged till she expired.
 

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Damian

Governor
JULIA OF CORSICA CRUCIFIED AN SCOUGED

Julia was a noble virgin at Carthage, who, when that city was taken by Genseric in 439, was sold for a slave to a pagan merchant of Syria. Under the most mortifying employments of her station, by cheerfulness and patience she found, besides her sanctification, a present happiness and comfort which the world could not have afforded. The merchant thought proper to carry her with him in one of his voyages to Gaul, where he imported the most valuable commodities of the Levant. Having reached the northern part of Corsica, or that point now called Capo-Corso, he cast anchor and went on shore to join the pagans of the place in an idolatrous festival kept there at that time with the sacrifice of a bull. Julia was left at some distance because she would not be defiled by the superstitious ceremonies, which she openly reviled. Felix, the governor of the island, who was a bigoted pagan, asked the merchant who this woman was who dared to insult the gods. He informed him that she was a Christian, and that all his authority over her was too weak to prevail with her to renounce her religion; but that he found her so diligent and faithful he could not part with her. The governor offered him four of his best female slaves in exchange for her. But the merchant, whose name was Eusebius, refused. However, the governor, whilst Eusebius was drunk and asleep, took upon him to compel her to sacrifice to his gods. He proffered to procure her liberty if she would comply. The woman made answer that she was as free as she desired to be as long as she was allowed to serve Jesus Christ; and whatever should happen, she would never purchase her liberty by so abominable a crime. Felix thinking himself derided by her undaunted and resolute air, in a transport of rage caused her to be struck on the face, and the hair of her head to be torn off; and lastly, ordered her to be hanged on a cross and scourged till she expired.
Great text, would love to add it to one of my images, maybe with some embellishments at the end :)
 
EPICHARIS OF ROME/CONSTANTINOPLE TIED TO A STAKE AND TORTURED TO DEATH

Epicharis was the wife of a Roman senator. She fell victim to the persecution of Emperor Diocletianus around 300 AD; it is not quite clear whether her martyrdom took place in Rome or in “new Rome” (= Constantinople). She was tied to a stake, whipped, lacerated with iron hooks: her bones were broken with leaden clubs, and finally she was killed with a sword.
 

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BLANDINA OF LYON GIVEN TO WILD BEASTS

Blandina was a Christian martyr, a slave tortured for her faith in Lyon (France) during the reign of Marcus Aurelius along with other martyrs. She was tied to a post in an arena and given to lions and tigers, but the wild beasts did not harm her; she was then scourged, placed on a hot grate, enmeshed in a net and thrown to a wild bull; she died when stabbed with a dagger; her ashes were thrown into the Rhone river.
 

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Apostate

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Michele, the first one is by Jules Duvaux, but do you know who painted the second?
 

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Damian

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Variations on the theme... Full res on my site or Bdsmartwork. The Quoom site will probably shut down, I will be supplying different themes to Dofantasy again, less pics (6), but still an income! I post about 60-80 a month on my site and I'm slowly enriching the content with new work. D
 

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BEATA OF SENS CRUCIFIED

Little seems to be known about a female Christian martyr whose name is Beata. She lived and died for her faith in “ager Senonicus” in Gallia (today: region of Sens, France), where she is venerated until today. According to tradition, she died on the cross.
 

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Loxuru

Graf von Kreuzigung
Little seems to be known about a female Christian martyr whose name is Beata. She lived and died for her faith in “ager Senonicus” in Gallia (today: region of Sens, France), where she is venerated until today. According to tradition, she died on the cross.
In the village of Avrolles (northern Burgundy) to be exactly. She had a brother, Sidroine, who was an officer in the legions, but as a Christian, refused to venerate a sanctuary of the god Apollo. He and his sister Beate were subsequently arrested and became martyrs (275 AD).
 

stepnash

Executioner
In the village of Avrolles (northern Burgundy) to be exactly. She had a brother, Sidroine, who was an officer in the legions, but as a Christian, refused to venerate a sanctuary of the god Apollo. He and his sister Beate were subsequently arrested and became martyrs (275 AD).
I've attached a depiction of St beta, where the proceedings have progressed further, she has been stripped naked and the executioner is searching for two more nails to complete the sentence she has been condemned to.
The original Latin description indicates that St Beta not only refused to deny her Christian faith, but also when offered a chance to save her life by sleeping with the local governor, declined, saying that she would rather be crucified than to offer body willingly to a pagan, the angry governor had his way with her anyway, before he had her put to death according to her wish.

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Apostate

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I've attached a depiction of St beta, where the proceedings have progressed further, she has been stripped naked and the executioner is searching for two more nails to complete the sentence she has been condemned to.
The original Latin description indicates that St Beta not only refused to deny her Christian faith, but also when offered a chance to save her life by sleeping with the local governor, declined, saying that she would rather be crucified than to offer body willingly to a pagan, the angry governor had his way with her anyway, before he had her put to death according to her wish.

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Excellent job photoshopping out her loincloth, stepnash. Many thanks. :) :babeando:

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phlebas

PRIMUS POENUS
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Michele, the first one is by Jules Duvaux, but do you know who painted the second?

Emilio Magistretti (1851-1935)

His, and another Blandina here
 
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