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E07009: Coptic Encomion on *Antony ( 'the Great', monk of Egypt, ob. 356, S00098) from the monastery of the Archangel Michael near Hamuli in the Fayum, attributed to John, bishop of Shmun/Hermopolis (Middle Egypt), written in the late 6th/early 7th century. Skeleton entry

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Evidence ID

E07009

Saint Name

Antony, 'the Great', monk of Egypt, ob. 356 : S00098

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Lives

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

580

Evidence not after

823

Activity not before

320

Activity not after

823

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis

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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Composing and translating saint-related texts

Source

The 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 http://www.cmcl.it/entrata.html/

Bibliography

Text and translation: Garitte, G., "Panégyrique de saint Antoine par Jean, évêque d’Hermopolis," Orientalia Christiana Periodica 9 (1943), 100–134 and 330–365. Mentioned in: 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.

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