Methodius of Patara (Methodius of Olympus)

Birth 260
Death 312

Biblical commentator and author of a barrage of moral homilies and writing contesting Origen’s ideas. In his book The Banquet of Ten Virgins, ten maidens in the garden of Virtue extol virginity and abstinence and declare themselves brides of Christ. Boccaccio parodies this book in The Decameron.

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