from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Simeon Stylites, Saint A.D. 390?-459. Syrian Christian ascetic. The first of the "pillar-dwelling” ascetics, he spent 30 years atop a column.
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Let him be tormented like Don Quixote; let him go mad like Nietzsche; let him stand upon a pillar and be devoured by worms like Simeon Stylites -- on these terms I grant to any dreamer the right to hold himself above economic science.
Simeon Stylites 70 have been immortalized by the singular invention of an aerial penance.
Of these barely one-half has come down to us, and a few only have heen published, e.g. on Simeon Stylites (in Assemani, "Acta