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date: 17 October 2019

martyrium 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Lucy GrigLucy Grig

A commemorative structure built for a Christian saint, generally sheltering his or her tomb and *relics. Martyria have attracted persistent debate among historians of early Christian architecture. The influential work of André Grabar distinguished the form of classic martyria in the East from those in the West. In the East, a centralized plan dominated, usually circular, polygonal, or cruciform, originating in Greek and Hellenistic ... ...

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