by Alice-Mary Talbot
Harvard University Press, 1998
Cloth: 978-0-88402-259-6 | Paper: 978-0-88402-268-8
Library of Congress Classification BX393.B97 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 270.20922


These vitae feature holy men and women who opposed imperial edicts and suffered for their defense of images, from the nun Theodosia whose efforts to save the icon of Christ Chalkites made her the first iconodule martyr, to Symeon of Lesbos, the pillar saint whose column was attacked by religious fanatics.

The second volume in this series introduces saints who were active during the period of the iconoclastic controversy in Byzantium (726–843). For almost a century and a half, theological and popular opinions were strongly divided on the question of the manufacture and veneration icons of Christ, the Virgin, and saints.

Life of St. Theodosia of Constantinople
Life of St. Stephen the Younger
Life of St. Anthousa of Mantineon
Life of St. Anthousa, Daughter of Constantine V
Life of the Patriarch Nikephoros I of Constantinople
Life of Sts. David, Symeon, and George of Lesbos
Life of St. Ioannikios
Life of St. Theodora the Empress