The Melitian Schism: Coptic Christianity and the Egyptian by Scott T. Carroll

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68 Eunap. Vit, soph, 471, gives an account of pilgrims to a shrine; Themistocles Or 4. 1; describes ceremonies at Sais in 357; compare this with Herodotus 2. 59. 63. 69 Ammianus 22. 11. 7. 70 Libanius Oj\ 30. 35. 71 See A. Guillaumont "Le démon dans la plus ancienne littérature monastique," Dictionnaire dt spirimalité. ascétique et mystique (Paris: Beauchesne, 1952), Vol 4 cols. 190-1; A. C. Baynes, "St. Antony and the Demons," JEA 40 (1954): 7; and P. du Bourguet, "Diatribe de Chenoute contre le démon," BSAC 16 (1961-2): 20.

3. 1 (L). 18 Eusebius Hst EcL 8. 6. 19 See Eusebius Hst. Eccl. 8. , Mart. Pal, praefatio and 1. 1. 39 At the age of sixty, Diocletian celebrated bis Vicennalia in Rome on 29 November 303. 21 The fourth edict required all inhabitants throughout the empire to sacrifice to the gods of the Roman imperial cult to show their allegiance to Rome. 22 The emperor recovered from his illness in March 305. 23 The two Caesari, Constantius in the west and Galerius in the east advanced as the new Augusti. 24 Maximinus shared his uncle's anti-Christian fanaticism and was an aggressive persecutor of the church.

190-1; A. C. Baynes, "St. Antony and the Demons," JEA 40 (1954): 7; and P. du Bourguet, "Diatribe de Chenoute contre le démon," BSAC 16 (1961-2): 20. 76 Magic77 and theurgy78 were as significant an aspect of late Egyptian paganism 72 See R. E. , Isis in the Graeco-Roman World (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1971); Friedrich Solmsen, Isis among the Greeks and Romans (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979); and Ramsay MacMullen, Paganism in the Roman Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981).

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