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Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Andrew S. Jacobs


Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia on the island of Cyprus from 367 to 403 CE, was incredibly influential in the last decades of the fourth century. Whereas his major surviving text (the Panarion, an encyclopedia of heresies) is studied for lost sources, Epiphanius himself is often dismissed as an anti-intellectual eccentric, a marginal figure of late antiquity. This book moves Epiphanius of Cyprus from the margin back toward the center and proposes we view major cultural themes of late antiquity in a new light altogether. Through an examination of the key cultural concepts of celebrity, convers ... More

Keywords: late antiquity, Epiphanius of Cyprus, Panarion, Christian Roman Empire, otherness, salvation, scripture, conversion, celebrity, discipline

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291126
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291126.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew S. Jacobs, author