|249-51||Persecution by the Emperor Decius.|
|c. 251||Anthony the Great born.|
|c. 292||Pachomius born.|
|303||Edict of Persecution|
|c. 315||Amoun begins his monastic life.|
|c. 320||Pachomius founds a community at Tabennisi.|
|324||Constantine sole emperor.|
|325||Council of Nicea.|
|328||Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria.|
|c. 330||The two Macarii in Egypt.|
|337||Death of Constantine, as a Christian.|
|c. 340||Floruit Pambo in Scetis.
The foundation of the Cells.
Also in Egypt: Sisoes, John the Dwarf, Paphnutius, Isidore the Priest, Pior, Carion and hi son Zacharias.
|c. 343||Rufinus and Jerome born.|
|346||Death of Pachomius.|
|356||Death of Anthony. Sisoes settles on the Mountain of Anthony sometime later.|
|357||Athanasius writes the Life of Anthony.|
|361||Julian the Apostate, Emperor.|
|367||Epiphanius, bishop in Cyprus.|
|370||Basil, Bishop of Caesarea, writes his Rules.|
|373||Death of Athanasius.|
|373-5||Rufinus and Melania visit Egypt.
Death of Pambo.
|379||Death of Basil.|
|381||Council of Constantinople.|
|383||Evagrius in Nitria and at the Cells.|
|385||Jerome in Bethlehem.|
|c. 390||Death of Macarius the Egyptian.|
|391||Destruction of pagan temples. Floruit John of Lycopolis.|
|394||Arsenius to Scetis.|
|398||John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople.|
|399||Death of Evagrius. Archbishop Theophilus opposes Anthropomorphism and condemns Origenism.|
|400||John Cassian in Constantinople.|
|407-8||First devastation of Scetis, Moses and his Companions killed.
Poemen and his brothers, Joseph, Theodore, Agathon, etc. leave Scetis.
|407||Death of John Chrysostom.
At Gaza, Silvanus with Mark the Calligrapher, makes a settlement.
At Enaton, Lucius, Lot and Longinus.
|410||Sack of Rome by Alaric.|
|c. 412||Rufinus’ Version of the History of the Monks of Egypt complete.
Death of Rufinus.
|419-20||Palladius’ Lausiac History written.|
|421-6||Cassian writes the Institutes and Conferences.|
|431||Council of Ephesus.|
|434||Second devastation of Scetis.
Arsenius goes to Troe.
|c. 439||Saba born.|
|449||Death of Arsenius.|
|451||Council of Chalcedon.|
|455||Sack of Rome by the Vandals.|
|459||Death of Simeon Stylites.
Daniel becomes a Stylite.
|c. 480||Birth of St. Benedict of Nursia|