(Symeon; ca. 390ca. 459/460). Syrian ascetic; began living on pillars (the first ca. 6 ft. high) at ca. 30; built and lived on pillars of increasing height; spent ca. last 30 yrs. of life on a pillar ca. 60 ft. high; exercised considerable influence through preaching and disciples. See also Stylites.
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