This account by the ever-popular Anonymous is a glimpse of what it meant to be a Christian in a pagan Roman world. As you will see, the good bishop of Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey) was not indulging in hyperbole about his fate in last week’s letter to the Church’s members in Rome.
You can read this account, along with St. Ignatius’ other surviving letters, over at New Advent‘s section on the Fathers.
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“The Martyrdom of St. Ignatius of Antioch”