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E06710: The Greek Martyrdom of *Konon (martyr of Ikonion/Iconium in Lycaonia (central Asia Minor), S00429) and his son Konon. Skeleton entry

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Martyrdom of Konon/Konos and Konon (BHG 360-360b)

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Evidence ID

E06710

Saint Name

Konōn, martyr of Iconium in Lycaonia (central Asia Minor) : S00429

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom

Language

Greek

Source

For the manuscript tradition, see: http://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/notices/oeuvre/14957/ http://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/notices/oeuvre/14958/ For the edition, see Bibliography.

Discussion

The Martyrdom of Konon is one of three south Anatolian hagiographic traditions concerning martyrs with this name – the other versions (E06711, E00359) present Konon as a martyr in Isauria (S00430), and as a martyred gardener in Magydos in Pamphylia (S00177). Given their common provenance from the same broad area (the neighbouring provinces of Pamphylia, Isauria and Lycaonia), it is possible that these three traditions represent different versions of the same cult.

Bibliography

Text (BHG 360): Acta Sanctorum, Maii VII, 5-7 (3rd ed., 6-7). Caporale, G., Il martirio e culto dei santi Conone e figlio protettori della città di Acerra (Napoli, 1885), vi-ix.

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