He came up against Emperor Julian who sentenced him to a most vile torture: having bits of flesh torn off him every day unless he recanted Christianity.
The saint never would back down, and even threw strips of his flesh at the Emperor which did not help his cause.
Still, Julian himself was dead a year later so who knows.
St BASIL-OF-ANCYRA FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : BASIL-OF-ANCYRA
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of : Unknown at present
God of :
Celebration or Feast Day : March 22nd
Birth and Death Dates : ??? -362
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 1349