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Basil, bishop of Cappadocia from 370 to 379 CE, built a "new city," as it was called by Gregory of Nazianzus (Or. 43; 63; SC 384, 432), which, in honor of its founder, was then called "Basileiad" (see Soz. Hist. eccl. 6.34.9; SC 495, 432: "Basileiad, a famous hospice for the poor which was founded by Basil, bishop of Caesarea, from which at the beginning it took the name it keeps today" around 450 CE; Fir. Ep. 43; SC 350, 167: speaks of "the poor who live in Basileiad"): i…

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Maritano, Mario, “Basileiad”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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