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(Νεῖλος/Neîlos, Latin Nilus).

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[1] N. of Ancyra Author of monastic letters and stories, c. 400

A number of monastic letters, stories, apophthegmata, treatises and fragments are attributed to a N. of Ancyra or an ascetic N. in MSS. The question of authorship is hardly fully resolved in any of the texts. If the autobiographical data in the Dihēgḗmata [1. 6044] are not held to be authentic (but so in [4]), little more is known o…

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Markschies, Christoph (Berlin) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Nilus”, 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 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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