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Symeon
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(Συμεών; Symeṓn).

[German version]

[1] Monk and priest, 4th cent. AD

Macarius the Egyptian (Μακάριος/Makários). Born around the year AD 300, Macarius lived from c. AD 330 - c. 390 as a monk and priest in the Scetic desert (Egypt). The accounts of his life (Rufinus, Historia monachorum 21; Pall. Laus. 17) describe his immaculate ascetism and his miracles. The later hagiographic tradition has developed this into a vita.

Except for a number of oral sayings (Apophthegmata patrum) none of Macari…

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Fitschen, Klaus (Kiel) and Berger, Albrecht (Berlin), “Symeon”, 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 08 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1126670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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