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Moschus, John
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(Eukratas; c. 540/550, Aigai in Cilicia? – 634, Rome?), monk of the monastery of St. Theodosius in Jerusalem and of the laura of Pharan; after 578, he set off with his disciple Sophronius to visit monasteries and ascetic communities in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. A journey to Rome in 614 in the face of the impending threat of Persian invasion remains unclear. In the tradition of the Apophthegmata Patrum , Moschus collected his travel experiences in the form of edifying anecdotes, gathered from monks and ascetics, in a compilation dedicated to Sophronius …

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Moschus, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10890>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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