Symeon the Holy Fool


 collapse section1. Leontius of Neapolis and Seventh-Century Cyprus
 The Life of Symeon and Seventh-century Cyprus
 The Urban Context
 Religious Life
 Leontius of Neapolis
 collapse section2. Leontius and his Sources
 Leontius’s Claims Concerning Sources
 The Nature of a Possible Written Source
 Dating the Material in the Second Half of the Life
 Leontius’s Versions and the Structure of the Life
 A Possible Written Source
  The Armenian Synaxary and the Life of Symeon
 collapse section3. Symeon and Late Antique Hagiography
 Common Hagiographical Patterns in the Life of Symeon
 Symeon’s Behavior and Ascetic Practice
 Symeon’s Shamelessness and Leontius’s Apologetics
 Symeon’s Shamelessness in Byzantine Tradition
 collapse section4. Holy Fools and Secret Saints
 The Word Salos and Holy Folly
 The Theme of Concealed Sanctity
 collapse section5. Diogenes in Late Antiquity
 The Survival of Diogenes Traditions in Late Antiquity
 Attitudes toward Diogenes
 Ambivalence Beyond the Fourth Century
 collapse section6. Symeon and the Cynics
 Symeon and the Cynics
 Defecation in Public
 Eating Lupines
 Eating Raw Meat
 A Saint and His Dog
 Cynics and Madness
 Evaluating the Cynics
 collapse section7. Symeon in Emesa, Jesus in Jerusalem
 Jesus as a Model for Symeon the Fool
 The Entry into Emesa
 Implicit Christology
 Symeon in the City
 Symeon and the Poor
 Symeon and Religious Conformity
 collapse section8. Conclusion: Cynics, Christians, and Holy Fools

 collapse sectionTHE LIFE OF SYMEON THE FOOL by Leontius of Neapolis
 collapse sectionBibliography
 Primary Sources
 Secondary Sources

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