ST. ULPIAN, M.
HE was a young zealous Christian of Tyre, who,
being encouraged by the example of St. Apian and other martyrs at
Cæsarea, boldly confessed Christ before the cruel judge
Urbanus. The enraged governor ordered him to be first severely
scourged, and then tortured on the rack; his joints being thereby
dislocated, his bones broke, and his body so universally sore that
the slightest touch occasioned excessive pain. He was sewed up after
this in a leather bag, with a dog and an aspic, laid on a cart drawn
by black bulls, carried to the sea-side, and cast into the waves. See
Eusebius on the Martyrs of Palestine, ch. 5.