Paphnutius


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Paphnutius

monk converts a courtesan but cannot overcome his lust for her. [Fr. Lit.: Anatole France Thaïs in Benét, 997]
See: Lust
References in periodicals archive ?
The plays are Gallicanus parts one and two, Dulcitius, Callimachus, Abraham, Paphnutius, and Sapientia.
52v); De regulis perseverandi in vita spirituali ["Sobre las reglas para perseverar en la vida espiritual"] del abad Paphnutius (?
In the final chapter, Baudolino Is No More, the narrator, Niketas, admits to Paphnutius that the tale of the adventures of a peasant born in a far-off Piedmont swamp was told by a deceiving con artist.
Wilson has looked particularly at the structure of another of the plays, Paphnutius (Wilson, "Mathematical Learning" 99-112), which tells the story of the conversion of the prostitute, Thais.
64) Jeremy Driscoll, "Evagrius, Paphnutius, and the Reasons for Abandonment by God," Studia Monastica 40 (1998) 259-86.
Many of the abbas mentioned in the Greek collections appear also in the Ethiopic: Agathon, Achilles, Ammoes, Amoun, Abraham, Ares, Alonois, Dioscorus, Zacharius, Isaiah, Theodore, John, Isidore, Cronios, Lot, Macarius, Moses, Nisteros, Peter, Paphnutius, Sisoes, Serapion.
See, in particular, the description of the four ascetics' abode in the stories of Paphnutius, Williams, Oriental Affinities of the Legend of the Hairy Anchorite, 2: 85.
Alfred Jarry, after all, was not only a self-created Parisian character, but a dramatist and director who translated Christian Grabbe's Scherz, Satire, Ironie und Tiefere Bedeutung and presented Hrosvitha's Paphnutius at his Theatre des Pantins.
Inspired by one of the tales in The Golden Legend, it is an ironic story of Paphnutius, a young Alexandrian debauche turned monk.
75) for the view that the eremitic life is superior, while an example of the progression from cenobitic to eremitic life is found in the life of Paphnutius in Conl.
Paphnutius in Anatole France's Thais becomes a stylite for a time.