Pillar saint

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Related to Pillar saint: stylite, Simeon the Elder
See Stylite.

See also: Pillar

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Symeon Stylites" admirably works through recent scholarship on the pillar saint and with some judicious reading of the primary sources provides a comparison with imperial pillars that explores the complexity of sacred and secular power intermingled.
(or pillar saints; from Gr, stylos, " pillar " ) A class of early and medieval ascetics.