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(Antony: Antonius; ca. 251–ca. 356). “The Great”; “the Hermit”; founded Christian monasticism*; b. Coma (Comus; Koma; Kome; Keman), near Heracleopolis, Middle (or Upper?) Egypt; reputedly hermit for more than 80 yrs.; organized hermit colonies but left no written rule (the rule that bears his name was compiled later).

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