St. Justin Martyr
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Justin Martyr was an early Christian apologist and philosopher who lived c. 100-160. He was Greek but self-identified as Samaritan. The Assyrian Christian writer and theologian, Tatian the Syrian, was one of his pupils. During the reign of Marcus Aurelius, Justin was tried, together with six of his students, by the urban prefect Junius Rusticus, and was beheaded (Tatian, Address to the Greeks 19). Justin authored several letters including his First Apology, his Second Apology, and his Dialogue with Trypho the Jew.