Emmelia of Caesarea

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Emmelia of Caesarea was the wife of Basil the Elder and bore nine or ten children,[1] including Basil of Caesarea (born circa 330[2]), Macrina the Younger, Peter of Sebaste, Gregory of Nyssa, and Naucratius.

Emmelia—also known as Emilia or Emily—is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church and is said to have died in 375.[1]


  1. ^ a b "St Emilia (May 8)". serbianorthodoxchurch.net. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ Bowersock, Glen Warren, Brown, Peter & Grabar, Oleg, ed. (1999). Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World. Harvard University Press. p. 336. ISBN 978-0-67451-173-6.