Basil and Basilissa at Ancyra: Local Legends, Hagiography, and Cult

Aude Busine

Abstract


Basil’s Passion (6th cent.), elaborated out of Sozomen HE and claiming the presence of Julian, has no historical basis, and the pairing with the martyr Basilissa (3rd cent.) was derived from inscriptions concerning a pagan Ancyran cult of Basileus and Basilissa.


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