Cyril of Scythopolis
Cyril of Scythopolis (AD 525-558), in Greek Κύριλλος ὁ Σκυθοπολίτης, was a Christian monk, priest and Greek historian of monastic life in Scythopolis (Palestine) in the early years of Christianity (6th century AD). He described seven lives of Palestinian saint monks after his arrival at the monastery of New Laura in 555.
Cyril spent about 10 years at the monastery of Euthymius, otherwise known as Khan el-Ahmar. His works (one of which called The Lives of the Monks of Palestine) remain one of the principal sources of that time monastic life in Byzantium.
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