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E00206: Greek Encomion dedicated to *Menas (soldier and martyr venerated at Abu Mena, S00073) composed by Dioskoros of Aphrodito (Upper Egypt); datable to the mid 6th c. Skeleton entry

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posted on 18.11.2014, 00:00 by Bryan
P.Cair.Masp. 1.67024:

On the verso of a papyrus document of the year 551 from Aphrodito, part of the Dioskoros Archive, one finds an encomion dedicated to Saint Menas composed by Dioskoros himself, entitled: εἰς τὸν ἅγιον Μηνᾶν ἰσόψηφα ἐγκώμια ('isopsephic encomia for Saint Menas').

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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Evidence ID

E00206

Saint Name

Menas, soldier and martyr Abu Mena : S00073

Saint Name in Source

Μηνᾶς

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Other saint-related texts

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

599

Activity not before

304

Activity not after

599

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Aphrodito

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Aphrodito Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Composing and translating saint-related texts

Source

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.cair.masp;1;67024dupl

Bibliography

For a full range of the documentary evidence on Menas: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 146–154.

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