Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century/Apphianus, or Appianus, or Amphianus
Apphianus, or Appianus, or Amphianus, M., a son of rich parents at "Pagae" (probably Araxas) in Lycia, educated in the schools of Berytus, who being not twenty years old interrupted the governor at Caesarea when sacrificing, by an exhortation to desist from idolatry, and was, after horrible tortures—e.g. by his feet being wrapped in a tunica molesta of flax steeped in oil and set on fire—finally martyred by drowning, April 11, 306 (Eus. de Mart. Palaest. iv.; Syriac Acta, in Assemani, Act. Mart. ii. 189 seq.).