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Saint NameAntony, 'the Great', monk of Egypt, ob. 356 : S00098
Type of EvidenceLiterary - Hagiographical - Lives
Evidence not before580
Evidence not after823
Activity not before320
Activity not after823
Place of Evidence - RegionEgypt and Cyrenaica
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcHermopolis
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Hermopolis
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsComposing and translating saint-related texts
SourceThe parchment codex M 583 with the Encomion on Antony by John of Hermopolis comes from the monastery of the Archangel Michael near Hamuli in the Fayum and now belongs to the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. The colophon dates the production of this manuscript to the year AD 822–823.
For details see T. Orlandi, Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari online at
BibliographyText and translation:
Garitte, G., "Panégyrique de saint Antoine par Jean, évêque d’Hermopolis," Orientalia Christiana Periodica 9 (1943), 100–134 and 330–365.
Emmel, S., "Coptic literature in the Byzantine and early Islamic world," in: R. Bagnall (ed.), Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300–700 (Cambridge, 2007), 83–102, p. 95.