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Historia monachorum
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AH: see “...who predeceased Antony, VA 50...”: what does abbreviation VA stand for? AH: see “...Laus, AP &c” what do abbreviations stand for (I assume Laus is Lausiac History)?

Historia monachorum in Ægypto, “An Investigation of the Monks in Egypt,” tells how seven brothers from the monastery associated with Rufinus of Aquileia and Melania the Elder on the Mount of Olives at Jerusalem traveled up the Nile as far as conditions would then pe…

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Wortley, John, “Historia monachorum”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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