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The Greek Historia monachorum in Aegypto and Athanasius’ Life of Antony

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Andrew Cain1
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  • 1 University of Colorado, Classics Department248 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80309USAac@colorado.edu
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Abstract

This article examines possible literary sources underlying the Greek Historia monachorum in Aegypto, which was composed anonymously in the last decade of the fourth century, and argues that the Life of Antony, which Athanasius had released some forty years earlier, exercised a demonstrable influence over it.

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