« Sabinus, bp. of Heraclea Salamenes of Capersana Salvianus, priest of Marseilles »

Salamenes of Capersana

Salamanes (2), a solitary of Capersana, a village on the right bank of the Euphrates, who shut himself up in a cell on the opposite bank, having neither door nor window. Once a year he dug himself out, obtained food for the next year, and returned, having spoken with none. His diocesan, desiring to confer orders on so distinguished an ascetic, had the cell wall broken down and laid his hands upon him, Salamanes neither consenting nor dissenting. With equal passiveness he allowed himself to be transferred to another cell across the river by the inhabitants of the village, and to be taken back again by his former neighbours (Theod. Hist. Relig. c. xix.).

[E.V.]

« Sabinus, bp. of Heraclea Salamenes of Capersana Salvianus, priest of Marseilles »





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