Rev. Alban Butler (171173). Volume IV: April. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.
St. Melito, Bishop of Sardes in Lydia, Confessor
[In the reign of Marcus Aurelius] TO that emperor, in 175, he addressed an elegant and modest apology for the faith. From an eminent spirit of prophecy with which he was endued by God, he was surnamed The Prophet, as St. Jerom1 and Eusebius testify.2