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“Twenty Thousand Nuns”: The Domestic Virgins of Oxyrhynchos

AnneMarie Luijendijk

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines papyrological evidence and literary sources for female ascetics at Oxyrhynchos from the fourth and fifth centuries. It sheds light on the socioeconomic milieu and lifestyle of ... More


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