Tag: Ασκητισμός

«Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.» Oil Massages and early Christian ascetics and monks

Dr Despina Iosif

In Achilleas Tatius’ Leucippe and Kleitophon 4.9-17, written in the third quarter of the second century AD, a story that allows us a wonderful glimpse of how illness could be approached in the Graeco-Roman world is preserved. The beautiful protagonist Leucippe faces at some point something we would …

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«No one has disgraced my virgin body.»[1] Virginity tests and early Christian ascetics and monks

Dr Despina Iosif

            ‘If there is a virginity test, I will take it’, the protagonist Leukippe in the Achilleas Tatius’ novel Leucippe and Clitophon, written in the third quarter of the second century, declared to her mother who refused since she wished to avoid all the gossip and attention this …

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