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Introduction 1 Fathers and Sons 1 Adopting a Father: Basil and Basil the Elder 15 2 "Sigh like a Lover, Obey like a Son": Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory the Elder 40 3 Forgotten Brothers 59 4 "The Father Was Always the Father" 75 Mothers and Daughters 5 "Hollow Out a Stone": Nonna and Gorgonia 87 6 Her Mother's Cloak: Emmelia and Macrina 99 7 Was God the Father Married? Virginity and Social Extinction 114 Friendship 8 "Your Soul in Your Letter": The Emotional Life of Letters 131 9 Best of Friends: The Friends of Basil and Gregory of Nazianzus 139 10 Worst of Friends: The Friendship of Basil and Gregory of Nazianzus 155 Epilogue: A Fourth Cappadocian Father 185 Abbreviations 189 Notes 191 Editions and Translations 227 The Cappadocian Fathers 227 Ancient Authors and Texts 229Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:Cappadocia (Turkey) History, Cappadocian Fathers