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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Name

Thekla, follower of the Apostle Paul

Saint ID

S00092

Number in BH

BHG 1710-1722

Reported Death Not Before

50

Reported Death Not After

100

Gender
Female
Type of Saint
Martyrs, Hermits/recluses, Other "Apostles", Virgins
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00257Sulpicius Severus, in his Dialogues (2.13) on *Martin (ascetic and bishop of Tours, ob. 397, S00050), recounts how Martin often conversed with a number of major saints in heaven: *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), *Agnes (virgin and martyr of Rome, S00097), *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), and the Apostles *Peter and *Paul (S00036 and S00008), and also how he knew demons by name. Written in Latin in Primuliacum (south-west Gaul), c. 404-406.
E00687The Notitia ecclesiarum urbis Romae, a guide to saints' graves around Rome, lists those on the via Ostiensis, south-west of the city. Written in Latin in Rome, 625/649.
E00739Cave (so-called 'Grotto of Paul') at Ephesos (on the slope of Bülbüldağ, western Asia Minor), with painting, perhaps of the 5th c., showing *Paul (the Apostle, S00008) and *Thekla (the follower of Paul, S00092), and with undated graffiti invoking Paul (and other saints). Shrine continually in use, probably from the 5th c.
E00741Greek list from the city of Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), presenting festal payments expected from various churches and shrines, most of them dedicated to saints, including *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), *Ioustos/Justus (soldier and martyr of Antinoopolis, S01172), *John the Baptist (S00020), *Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073), *Thekla (follower of Apostle Paul, S00092), *Euphemia (martyr of Chalcedon, S00017), *Neilos (ascetic of Sinai, S00405), *Viktor (son of Romanos, Egyptian martyr, S00749), possibly *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Gabriel (the Archangel, S00192), *Philoxenos (saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos, S00443), and *Ioulianos/Julianus (probably the martyr of Cilicia, S00305), datable to the 5th c.
E00914Greek inscription naming 'Saint *Thekla' (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Found near Dorylaion (Phrygia, west central Asia Minor). Probably late antique.
E01021Fragmentary Greek inscription with a poem invoking an unnamed female martyr and virgin, very possibly *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Found near Tyana (Cappadocia, central Asia Minor). Probably 5th/6th c.
E01033Augustine of Hippo, in his treatise Against Faustus, argues that the superiority of virginity over marriage is proven by the fact that it was preached by *Paul (the Apostle, S00008) and chosen as her way of life by *Thekla (follower of Paul, S00092). Written in Latin in Hippo Regius (central North Africa), c. 400.
E01035Greek inscription labelling a rock-cut chamber tomb belonging to a monastery dedicated probably to *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Found at Seleukeia/Seleucia ad Calycadnum (Isauria, southern Asia Minor). Probably late 5th-6th c.
E01037Greek epitaph probably for a monk, a nun, and yet another person from a monastery dedicated to *Thekla, (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Found near Seleukeia/Seleucia ad Calycadnum (Isauria, southern Asia Minor). Probably late antique.
E01045Greek inscription marking a sarcophagus as belonging to a monastery, probably dedicated to *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Found at Diokaisareia (Isauria, southern Asia Minor), probably late 5th or 6th c.
E01054Fragment of a spout or gutter with a Greek inscription referring to *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul S00092), as the First (female) Martyr. Found at İmsi Ören/ancient Philadelphia (Isauria, southern Asia Minor). Probably 5th-6th c.
E01085Silver casket, probably re-used as a reliquary, decorated with depictions of *Konon (one of the several homonymous martyrs of Anatolia), *Theκla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), Christ flanked by the Apostles *Peter (S00036) and *Paul (S00008), and with Greek invocations, apparently of Konon, asked for health. Found at Çirga near Mut (Isauria, southern Asia Minor). Very probably late 5th c.
E01222Coptic Miracles of Apa *Mena/Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073), containing 17 miracles, attributed to Apa Theophilos, archbishop of Alexandria (385–412).
E01237Gregory of Nazianzus, in his Oration 21 of 379/380, refers to Seleukeia/Seleucia of Isauria (southern Asia Minor) as the city of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Written in Greek at Constantinople.
E01288After his death, Theodoros (bishop of of Mopsuestia, ob. 428), is said to have been buried in the church of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), presumably in Seleukeia/Seleucia ad Calycadnum (Isauria, southern Asia Minor). Record in the Syriac Ecclesiastical History of Barḥadbešabbā ‘Arbāyā (6th/7th c.).
E01319Fragmentary Greek inscription mentioning *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Found near Lapethos/Lapta (northern Cyprus). Probably 6th c., once implausibly dated to 1st c.
E01461Greek, Syriac, and Arabic graffiti from so-called Basilica A/the 'Great Basilica' in Rusafa/Sergioupolis (northeast Syria/Euphratesia), a major place of the cult of *Sergios (soldier and martyr of Rusafa, S00023), with invocations of Sergios, and of other saints and Old Testament figures. From the 6th c. onwards.
E01669Gregory of Nyssa in his Life of *Makrina (ascetic of Pontus, S00899), written in Greek in the early 380s, reports that Makrina has the mystical name 'Thekla', after *Thekla of Seleucia (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), due to a dream vision experienced by her mother during her birth. Written in Cappadocia (central Asia Minor).
E01904Gregory of Nazianzus in his Oration 4 (Against Julian I), of 362/363, refers to the deaths of martyrs, naming the Apostles *John (S00042), *Peter (S00036), *Paul (S00008), and *James (S00108), *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), *Luke (the Evangelist, S00442), *Andrew (the Apostle, S00288), and *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). He refers to the festivals held in their honour and the miracles performed by their bodily remains. Written in Greek at Nazianzus (central Asia Minor).
E01970Syriac inscription with an invocation of *Thekla (almost certainly the follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Found at Qirsali (near Hierapolis-Bambyke/Manbij and al-Bab in north Syria). Probably late antique.
E02016Gregory of Tours, in his Histories (1.38), records the death in 356 of *Antony ('the Great', monk of Egypt, S00398), and the voyage of *Melania the Elder (aristocrat of Rome, monastic founder in Jerusalem, ob. 410, S01185) from Rome to Jerusalem, where she is given the honorific name 'Thecla', after *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 575/594.
E02350Greek declaration, from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), concerning the theft of a silver plate, mentioning a church of *Thekla (presumably the follower of Paul, S00092), datable to the 6th century.
E02836The Greek Martyrdom of *Polyeuktos (soldier and martyr of Melitene, S00325), of the 4th/5th c., recounts the story of two soldiers and friends, the Christian Nearchos and the pagan Polyeuktos. The latter becomes a martyr. Probably written in Melitene (eastern Asia Minor), with a later appendix.
E03286The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 26 July the martyrdom of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092).
E03368Floor-mosaics with two Greek inscriptions commemorating the completion and paving of a chapel dedicated to *Thekla (the follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092, or the martyr of Gaza, S00189), and invoking the help of the saint. Found at Kafr Kama (Lower Galilee, to the southwest of the Sea of Galilee, Roman province of Palaestina II). Probably 6th c.
E03384The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 24 September the deposition of the relics of *Konōn (probably gardener and martyr of Magydos of Pamphylia, S00177) and *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092).
E03608Sermon by Valerianus, bishop of Cimiez (southern Gaul), in praise of martyrdom and of the intercessory power of the saints, written in Latin at Cimiez in the mid 5th century. Includes references to an unnamed local martyr and his relics (including their spread to distant places), possibly *Pontius (martyr of Cimiez, S01486), and also to *Thekla/Thecla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092).
E03812The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 26 July the martyrdom of *Thekla (follower of Apostle Paul, S00092), *Hermolaos (priest of the Church of Nicomedia and martyr under Maximian, S01780).
E03874The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 23 September the deposition of the relics of *Theodore (soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00480), *Thyrsos (martyr of Bithynia, S00612), *Sergios (soldier and martyr of Rusafa, S00023) and *Bakchos (soldier and martyr of Barbalissos, S00079), *Merkourios (soldier and martyr of Caesarea in Cappadocia, S01323), *Euphemia (martyr of Chalcedon, S00017), *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), *Hesychios (priest and saint of Jerusalem, S00261), and Theophilos, 9th c. bishop of Ephesos.
E03875The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 24 September the deposition of the relics of *Konon, (probably the martyr of Iconium in Lycaonia, central Asia Minor, S00429) and *Papas (martyr of Lycaonia under Maximian, S01825), and the death of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) and priest *Hesychios (saint with church in Jerusalem mentioned c. 570, priest in 5th c Jerusalem? S00261), and *Eustathius with his family (martyrs in Rome under Trajan, S01804).
E03891The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 10 October *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), *Euphemia (martyr of Chalcedon, S00017), *Zenaida (martyr and follower of Apostle Paul, S01656), and possibly *Gregory the Illuminator (the converter of Armenia, S00251).
E03893The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 12 October *Gregory the Illuminator (the converter of Armenia, S00251), the *Archangels (S00191), *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), *Euphemia (martyr of Chalcedon, S00017), and Karion and Apollo, monks from the Apophtetgmata Patrum.
E03968The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 24 December *Eugenia (martyr at Rome under Valerian, S00401) and her companions, *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), *Abraham (Old Testament Patriarch, S00275), *Isaac (Old Testament Patriarch, S00275), and *Jacob (Old Testament Patriarch, S00280).
E04178Coptic ostracon from western Thebes (Upper Egypt) with a letter mentioning *Thekla (presumably the virgin and martyr of Assiut, S00777, if not the follower of the Apostle Paul , S00092); datable to the early 7th century.
E04215Coptic document of unknown Egyptian provenance with an invocation to *Severos (bishop of Antioch, ob. 538, S00262), *Theodore 'Stratelates' (soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00136 and S00480), and *Thekla (presumably the follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092, or the virgin and martyr of Assiut, S00777) to help a patient to obtain healing; datable to the 7th/8th century.
E04316Greek list of districts/quarters from Arsinoe (Fayum) mentioning a quarter of *Thekla (possibly the follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), of *Leontios (possibly the martyr of Tripolis , S00216), and of *the Martyrs (S00060); datable to the 6th/7th century.
E04339Procopius of Caesarea, in his On Buildings, reports that the emperor-to-be Justinian (r. 527-565), during the reign of his uncle Justin I (r. 518-527) built, or rebuilt several shrines and churches devoted to martyrs and saints in the city and suburbs of Constantinople. He lists a shrine of *Platon (martyr of Ancyra, S00650), the church of *Mokios (martyr of Byzantion, S01265), the resting-place of *Thyrsos (martyr of Bithynia, S00612), a temenos of *Theodore (soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00480), a sanctuary of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), and one of *Theodote (martyr of Nicaea, S00257). Written in Greek at Constantinople, in the 550s.
E04494Evagrius Scholasticus in his Ecclesiastical History reports that the emperor Zeno (r. 474-475, and 476-491) had a vision of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) in 475/6, and built a magnificent shrine for her at Seleucia (southern Asia Minor) after regaining the imperial throne from the usurper Basiliscus. Written in Greek at Antioch (Syria), 593/594.
E05059The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum, as transmitted in 8th c. manuscripts, records the feasts of a number of saints on 20 December.
E05060The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum, as transmitted in 8th c. manuscripts, records the feasts of a number of saints on 21 December.
E05206Ambrose of Milan, in a letter to Simplicianus (Letter 7), suggests that martyrdom leads to true freedom, using the examples of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), *Agnes (virgin and martyr of Rome, S00097), *Pelagia (martyr of Antioch, S01093), *Laurence (deacon and martyr of Rome, S00037) and the *Maccabean martyrs (pre-Christian Jewish martyrs of Antioch, S00303). Written in Latin in Milan (northern Italy), c. 387.
E05210Ambrose of Milan adapts a sermon (Concerning Virgins), given on virginity on the feast day of *Agnes (virgin and martyr of Rome, S00097). He praises and gives accounts of the martyrdoms of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), *Soteris (virgin and martyr of Rome, buried on the via Appia, S00548), *Pelagia (martyr of Antioch, S01903) and another unnamed martyr of Antioch. Written in Latin in Milan (northern Italy), 377.
E05220John Moschus, in his Spiritual Meadow (20), recounts how a soldier who was about to die in battle with the Mauritanians in Africa, invoked God, citing the delivery of *Thekla (the follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), and was miraculously spared from death. Written in Greek, probably in Rome, in the 620s or 630s.
E05227The pilgrim Egeria, in her Itinerary, writes of the sanctuary of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), in Seleucia ad Calycadnum (Isauria, southern Asia Minor), where she prayed and read a passage from the Acts of Thecla. Written in Latin during Egeria's journey to the East, probably in 381-384.
E05336John Moschus, in his Spiritual Meadow (180), recounts a story about Abba John the Anchorite who lived in a cave 20 miles from Jerusalem. John had an icon of *Mary (Mother of Christ; S00033) in his cave. He used to travel to visit martyr shrines, even very distant ones, including those of *John (the Apostle and Evangelist, S00042) at Ephesus (western Asia Minor), *Theodore (soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00480) at Euchaita (northern Asia Minor), *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) at Seleucia (southern Asia Minor), and *Sergios (soldier and martyr of Rusafa, S00023) at Rusafa/Sergiopolis (north-east Syria). Whenever Abba John was about to set off on a journey, he lit a lamp and prayed to Mary asking her to keep it from going out. When he returned from a journey, he always found the lamp alight. Written in Greek, probably in Rome, in the 620s or 630s.
E05371The Miracles of Saint Thekla (4) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) overpowered Zeus, drove him from Seleucia ad Calycadnum, and made his temple into a shrine of *Paul (the Apostle, S00008). He mentions the veneration of Paul at Tarsus and Thekla at Seleucia by the citizens of both cities, explains how the saints can help us on earth, and enumerates the many types of miracle that Thekla can bring about. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05396The Miracles of Saint Thekla (5) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) rescued the city of Seleucia (southern Asia Minor) from an attack of bandits by appearing atop the walls and rousing the inhabitants to the ramparts. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05397The Miracles of Saint Thekla (6) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) saved the city of Iconium (central Asia Minor) from an enemy attack, by causing many to be killed or captured in battle. Next the author will talk of miracles to individuals, starting with those to people of high rank. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05398The Miracles of Saint Thekla (7) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) saved Dexianos, bishop of Seleucia, from a demon who attacked him. She commanded him to use the perfumed oil from her sanctuary which delivered Dexianos from the demon in three days. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05423The Miracles of Saint Thekla (8) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed Dexianos, bishop of Seleucia, after he had been thrown by a horse. Thekla is praised for not recommending expensive and rare prescriptions, but cheap and readily available ones. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05424The Miracles of Saint Thekla (9) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) twice miraculously saved Menodoros, the bishop of Aigai in Cilicia: from the intrigue of an imperial eunuch, Eutropios; and from a fire in Constantinople, where afterwards a church was built and probably dedicated to Thekla. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05479The Miracles of Saint Thekla (10) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) did not allow an Arian bishop Symposios to remove an inscription proclaiming the consubstantiality of the Holy Trinity from the wall of her shrine at Seleucia, which caused his conversion from the heresy. We are also told that Thekla's power reaches every place on earth, helping those who invoke her, wherever they are. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05495The Miracles of Saint Thekla (11) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed a certain Aurelios from the scrofula. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05497The Miracles of Saint Thekla (12) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed him from a disease called anthrax, and how, later on, she removed from him the excommunication imposed on him by Basil, bishop of Seleucia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05499The Miracles of Saint Thekla (13) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) protected and supported the general Satornilos/Saturninus, helping him to win a battle in the diocese of Oriens and warning him about an ambush against him. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05503The Miracles of Saint Thekla (14) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) made a certain Hypsistios convert to the Christian faith at the entreaty of his wife's prayers, by first striking him with illness and then curing him. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05516The Miracles of Saint Thekla (15) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) saved a boat with two boys on board by grabbing the rudder and and quieting the storm on the sea; this happened during her festival at Seleucia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05555Venantius Fortunatus writes eleven books of Poems in Latin, mainly in western and north-western Gaul, 565/600; many of them with reference to saints. Overview entry.
E05571The Miracles of Saint Thekla (16) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) protected and guarded a certain soldier Ambrosios against brigands during his travel on a road between Cilicia and Cappadocia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05573The Miracles of Saint Thekla (17) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed, at her shrine at Seleucia, the broken leg of an a marble-worker Leontios, which made Maximinos, a pagan noble of Antioch, become a Christian. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05574The Miracles of Saint Thekla (18) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed the broken legs of two women, one Christian and one pagan (though hesitating between Judaism and Christianity); the cure caused the latter's conversion to Christianity. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05587The Miracles of Saint Thekla (19) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) delivered a certain pregnant woman Bassiane from sufferings caused by a great heat at Seleucia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05588The Miracles of Saint Thekla (20) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) pulled a certain general Bitianos back from consorting with prostitutes and transferred his desire to his own wife. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05589The Miracles of Saint Thekla (22) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) exposed a thief and found a cross he had stolen, which had been dedicated to her at her shrine at Seleucia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05598The Miracles of Saint Thekla (21) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) revealed a thief and his cache to the owners of the precious objects that were stolen by him. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05614The Miracles of Saint Thekla (24) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), at her shrine at Seleucia, restored the sight of a little boy with the help of one of the birds living by her church. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05615The Miracles of Saint Thekla (25) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) delivered the entire city of Seleucia from an epidemic of eye disease, with healing water at her shrine. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05626Bede, in his Martyrology, records the feast on 23 September 'in the East' of *Thecla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Written in Latin at Wearmouth-Jarrow (north-east Britain), 725/731.
E05643The Miracles of Saint Thekla (26) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) travels from Seleucia to attend her festival at Dalisandos (also in Isauria). In a similar way, *Paul (the Apostle, S00008) is said to travel from Rome to the festival in Tarsos, his hometown. Thekla has also rescued Dalisandos when besieged, having appeared on the nearby peak, dazzling the eyes of the enemies. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05645The Miracles of Saint Thekla (27) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) delivered the city of Selinous (Asia Minor) from attacks of the enemies by bidding the inhabitants erect a church dedicated to her at the top of the path leading to the city. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05646The Miracles of Saint Thekla (28) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) punished with death pillagers who had robbed treasures from her church at Seleucia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05648The Miracles of Saint Thekla (29) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) punished with death Marianos, bishop of Tarsus in Cilicia, the hometown of *Paul (the Apostle, S00008) for preventing the Tarsians from coming to her festival at Seleucia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05649The Miracles of Saint Thekla (30) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) prevented the burial of a certain Hyperechios in her church at Seleucia in Asia Minor. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05693The Miracles of Saint Thekla (31) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) appeared to him in a vision and encouraged him to continue work on writing down her miracles. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05694The Miracles of Saint Thekla (32) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) punished Dexianos, bishop of Seleucia and guardian of her shrine outside the city, for transferring treasures decorating it into the city for fear of robbers' attack. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05711The Miracles of Saint Thekla (34) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) punished with death two men who defiled her shrine at Seleucia by drunkenness and attempted to corrupt one of her virgins. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05717The Miracles of Saint Thekla (35) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) punished with death a council member for an attempt to appropriate his deceased colleague's profits. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05718The Miracles of Saint Thekla (36) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) provided a miraculous spring at Seleucia to heal livestock affected with a mortal sickness. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05725The Miracles of Saint Thekla (37) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed a certain Cypriot from blindness through a miraculous spring at Seleucia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05726The Miracles of Saint Thekla (38) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed at her shrine at Seleucia a grammarian Alypios from a grave illness through a miraculous pebble. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05733John Malalas in his Chronographia, within his account of naval confrontations between the emperor Anastasius and the rebellious general Vitalian in 515, mentions the shrines of *Thekla (martyr and companion of Paul, S00092) at Sykai, *Mamas (martyr of Kaisareia/Caesarea, S00436), and *Michael (the Archangel, S00181) at Sosthenion; all on the European shores of the Bosphorus, close to Constantinople. Written in Greek at Antioch (Syria) or Constantinople, in the mid-6th c.
E05763The Miracles of Saint Thekla (39) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed a pagan sophist Isokasios from an illness in her church in Aigai in Cilicia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05766The Miracles of Saint Thekla (40) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed a pagan sophist Aretarchos from a severe disease of the kidneys with oil from a lamp at her shrine at Seleucia. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05767The Miracles of Saint Thekla (41) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) healed him from a severe disease of the ear at Seleucia and supported his rhetoric powers. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05769The Miracles of Saint Thekla (42) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), at her shrine at Seleucia, reinstated beauty to a woman, making her attractive again to her husband. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05795The Miracles of Saint Thekla (44) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) proclaimed and inspired many men and women who lived holy lives; among them the Egyptian *Paulos (possibly Paulos the Anchorite, S01654), two bishops of Seleucia, and a number of named male and female ascetics. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05821The Miracles of Saint Thekla (45) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) miraculously gave the skill of reading to an illiterate woman. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05837The Miracles of Saint Thekla (46) recounts how *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), at her shrine at Seleucia, strengthened a certain woman's ascetic rigour by spending a night in the same bed with her. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05838The Miracles of Saint Thekla (1-3) recounts the triumph of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) over the pagan cults local to Seleucia, of Apollo, Athena and Aphrodite. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E05879An anonymous author compiles the Miracles of Saint Thekla, a collection of miracle stories ascribed to *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), whose cult was centred in her church at Seleucia ad Calycadnum, Isauria (southern Asia Minor). Written in Greek at Seleucia in the 470s. Overview entry
E06237Venantius Fortunatus, in a poem on virginity (8.3), gives a list of prominent female virgin saints. Written in Latin in Gaul, probably in the early 570s.
E06245Venantius Fortunatus, in a poem on virginity (8.3), when describing the court of heaven lists numerous saints with the cities of their resting-place. Written in Latin in Gaul, probably in the early 570s.
E06516Aldhelm, in his prose On Virginity, addresses in his opening salutation ten nuns at the monastery at Barking (south-east Britain), four of whom are seemingly named after saints: *Justina/Ioustina (virgin and martyr of Antioch, S01704), *Scholastica (nun of central Italy, ob. c. 543, S01728), *Eulalia (probably the virgin and martyr of Mérida, S00407; or perhaps the one of Barcelona, S02047), and *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092). Written in Latin in southern Britain, c. 675/686.
E06626Aldhelm, in his prose On Virginity, names *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092) and *Eulalia (probably the virgin and martyr of Mérida, S00407; or perhaps Eulalia of Barcelona, S02047) as exemplary virgins. Written in Latin in southern Britain, for the nuns at the monastery at Barking (south-east Britain), c. 675/686.
E06659Aldhelm's verse On Virginity lists a range of saints as exemplary virgins, with some variations to the list found in the earlier prose version of the same treatise. Written in Latin in southern Britain, for the nuns at the monastery at Barking (south-east Britain), c. 675/710. Overview entry
E06989The De Locis Sanctis, a guide to the graves of the martyrs around Rome, lists those on the via Ostiensis, south-west of the city. Written in Latin in Rome, 642/683.
E07443The late 4th to 6th c. collection of Miracles of *Menas (soldier martyr of Egypt, S00073), ascribed to Timothy of Alexandria, recounts the story of the miraculous rescue of a woman from rape. She was travelling alone to the shrine, and visited a shrine of *Thekla (follower of Paul the Apostle, S00092) in the same area. Written in Greek in Alexandria.
E07844Venantius Fortunatus, in a poetic epitaph for a young woman named Vilithuta (Poem 4.26), depicts patriarchs, apostles, and celebrated virginal saints taking part in the judgement of sinners after death, mentioning *Elijah (Old Testament prophet, S00217), *Enoch (Old Testament Patriarch, S00762), *Peter (the Apostle, S00036), *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), *Mary (the Mother of Christ, S00033), *Agnes (virgin and martyr of Rome, S00097), *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), and *Agatha (virgin and martyr of Catania, S00794). Written in Latin in Gaul, 565/576.
E07853The Miracles of Saint Thekla extoll the prophetic and healing power of the saints, particularly that of *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), who is omnipresent and ready both to help and to punish. Written in Greek at Seleucia ad Calycadnum (southern Asia Minor) in the 470s.
E07894The Itinerarium Malmesburiense, a guide to saints' graves around and within Rome, lists those outside the porta Ostiensis (now called saint Paul's gate) on the via Ostiensis, south-west of the city. Written in Latin in Rome, 642/683.