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E07006: Two Coptic Encomia on *Athanasios (bishop of Alexandria, ob. 373, S00294) from the monastery of the Archangel Michael near Hamuli in the Fayum, attributed to Constantine of Siout (c. 550–640, Upper Egypt), written in the late 6th/early 7th century. Skeleton entry

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Evidence ID


Saint Name

Athanasios, bishop of Alexandria, ob. 373 : S00294

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Lives


  • Coptic

Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc


Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Assiut Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Composing and translating saint-related texts


The parchment codex M 583 with the two Encomion on Athanasios by Constantine of Siout comes from the monastery of the Archangel Michael near Hamuli in the Fayum and now belongs to the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. The colophon dates the production of this manuscript to the year AD 822–823. For details see T. Orlandi, Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari online at


Text and translation: T. Orlandi, Constantini Episcopi Urbis Siout Encomia in Athanasium Duo, CSCO 349/Copt. 37 and 350/Copt. 38 (Louvain, 1974). Mentioned in: Emmel, S., "Coptic literature in the Byzantine and early Islamic world," in: R. Bagnall (ed.), Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300–700 (Cambridge, 2007), 83–102, p. 95.

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    Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity