Amphilochius of Iconium and Lycaonian Asceticism*

  title={Amphilochius of Iconium and Lycaonian Asceticism*},
  author={Peter Thonemann},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={185 - 205}
  • P. Thonemann
  • Published 4 May 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
Abstract Non-orthodox Christian asceticism in Late Antiquity is known to us largely through the distorting lens of orthodox heresiology. This paper aims to reassess the character of the ascetic communities of rural Lycaonia in the fourth century a.d. in the light of the surviving funerary and ecclesiastical epigraphy, including three inscriptions published here for the first time. We are fortunate to be able to read these texts in the light of a neglected work of orthodox polemic, Amphilochius… 
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