Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13806
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Tsamis , Demetrios G.
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  • Title: The Life of St. Ilaria [translation of a traditional account of St. Ilaria from "Meterikon," Volume 4, Edition of the Sacred Monastery of Panagia of Evros (Alexandroupolis, 1993); the story recounts that Saint Ilaria, the daughter of King Zeno, escaped to Egypt to live as a male ascetic in the desert; her sister, possessed by a demon, was brought to Egypt for healing; Ilaria healed her and was forced to reveal her identity to her father; he rejoiced and regretfully allowed her to return to her life in the desert as the eunuch Ilarion].
  • Source: Greek Orthodox Theological Review 42, 40241 (Fall-Winter 1997): Pages 381 - 394.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Asceticism Byzantium Cross Dressing in Literature Hagiography Healers and Healing in Literature Ilaria, Saint Princesses in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 5
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00173894
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