Known to us only through the Apophthegmata Patrum. It is likely that is the one to whom the MONACHORUM devotes a long notice in Chapter 8 (Festugièrer, 1971, pp. 46-71). If this identification is correct, would have been a monk at the end of the fourth century in the Thebaid, where he founded a large community of monks. The most feature of his personality, according to the apothegm, appears to be his intense love for stillness.


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