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[1] The Elder, founder of a monastery

M. the Elder, Roman Christian aristocrat, widow and ascetic; left Rome in the autumn of 373 AD, and together with Rufinus [6] founded a monastic community on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. She was also on intimate terms with Evagrius [1] Ponticus. In 400 she returned to Rome.

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[2] The Younger, Christian benefactress c. AD 400

M. the Younger (born in Rome in 383), gran…

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Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich), “Melania”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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