A witness to the torture of Zosimus of Cilicia in the persecution of Diocletian. The courage and faith of Zosimus caused Athanasius to convert. He was then tortured along with Zosimus. He survived the persecutions to become a hermit for the remainder of his life. Because of his suffering and willingness to die for the faith, he is often listed as a martyr.
- “Saint Athanasius of Cilicia”. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 January 2010. Web. 7 December 2013. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-athanasius-of-cilicia/>