apophthegm

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a short pithy instructive saying

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In Prayer, Evagrius makes several statements that resonate with the value and function of the cell in the apophthegms.
While the Life of Antony and the apophthegms do not so clearly associate the sacrality of the cell with the inner recesses of the temple, there are allusions by Paul to the cell as a sacralized space because God would dwell there.
This might explain why the apophthegms are more practical in their examples and why the writings of Evagrius and Paul exhibit a more developed and highly idealized view of what one could achieve with mental discipline in the cell.
In fact, the earliest collection of written apophthegms is the nine that close another of Evagrius's treatises, the Praktikos.
Less well-known are the apophthegms of various "old men" quoted in Scholia in Prov.
Still, if one surveys the apophthegms in the Alphabetical Collection, nearly half of those that mention it appear either among Poemen's own sayings or among sayings passed on by Poemen.
At the close of his treatise, Praktikos, Evagrius appends nine brief apophthegms about Antony, Macarius, and others.