Dante mentions them in the Commedia.
In a message dated 12/12/00 10:23:30 AM Eastern Standard Time,
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> Dear list members,
> I am currently working on the seven Maccabean martyrs (seven brothers)
> commemorated on August 1. Chiefly, I am trying to find source material
> (sermons, legends, etc) concerning them during the Crusades period. Has
> run across such things in their work?
> Further, I am tying this into Jewish use of these figures during the same
> period. On that score I have some good leads but would be glad to hear of
> secondary works useful for building a methodology for assesing the use of
> martyrs by the two traditions.
> Thanks in advance
> Dan Joslyn-Siemia