Asyut

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Asyut

(æˈsjuːt) or

Assiut

n
(Placename) an ancient city in central Egypt, on the Nile. Pop: 417 000 (2005 est). Ancient Greek name: Lycopolis

A•syut

(ɑˈsyut)

n.
a city in central Egypt, on the Nile. 291,300.
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De esta zona provienen los famosos codices de Medinet Madi, escritos maniqueos del siglo IV descubiertos durante la decada de 1930, asi como una numerosa literatura polemica anti-maniquea, escrita en buena parte por diversos cristianos que se enfrentaron a esta tradicion, tales como Didimo el Ciego (1) o Serapion de Thmuis (2), pero tambien por escritores paganos como Alejandro de Lycopolis (3).
Some monks, like John of Lycopolis, remained in a cell for thirty years, being cared for by a disciple who brought the necessities of life to a window in his cell.
Sometime, probably in the mid-380s, Evagrius and one of the Tall Brothers, Ammonius, set out from their desert monastery in Lower Egypt and trekked upriver to consult with John of Lycopolis, the famed "Seer of the Thebaid.
11 Though the Byzantine Lexicon called the Suda identifies it with Lycopolis.
One immediately calls to mind that Theodosius I is reported to have sent an embassy to consult the monk John of Lycopolis on two occasions at least.
Furthermore, as Makin demonstrates convincingly, The Well of Lycopolis (written in 1935, but not published until 1950) draws to a climax a recurrent theme in Bunting's poetry since 1924: the interdependence of sexual and poetic impotence, occasioning feelings of guilt, cowardice, and a bleak despair about transience.