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Headword: Συμεών
Adler number: sigma,1380
Translated headword: Symeon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The marvelous man. [The one] concerning whom the monks in Egypt, when they learned that he stood on a pillar, finding fault with the stranger (for he was the first to think of this [sc. way of life]) sent a [sc. notice of] excommunication to him. Then when they became acquainted with the man's way of life and his humility, they received him again into communion. And Marcian the emperor[1] visited him secretly, dressed as a common man.
Greek Original:
Συμεών, ὁ θαυμαστός. περὶ οὗ οἱ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ μοναχοὶ μαθόντες ὅτι ἐπὶ κίονος ἵσταται, μεμψάμενοι τῷ ξένῳ [πρῶτος γὰρ αὐτὸς τοῦτο ἐπενόησεν] ἀκοινωνησίαν αὐτῷ ἔπεμψαν. εἶτα ἐγνωκότες τὸν βίον τοῦ ἀνδρὸς καὶ τὸ ἄτυφον πάλιν αὐτῷ ἐκοινώνησαν. ὁ δὲ Μαρκιανὸς ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐν σχήματι ἰδιώτου πρὸς αὐτὸν ἀφανῶς παρεγένετο.
Notes:
cf. George the Monk, Chronicon 612.21-25. Symeon is mentioned again at upsilon 138. See Evagrius' biography at web address 1.
[1] Ruled 450-457.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; Christianity; clothing; ethics; geography; historiography; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 October 2004@22:52:23.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 October 2004@04:28:37.
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