Rufinus’ Latin translation3 of it, Historia monachorum in Aegypto, is the designa tion by which the Greek original is best known to readers today, and it is likewise. Around Rufinus composed his Historia monachorum in Aegypto, a Latin translation of Ἡ κατ’ Αἴγυπτον τῶν µοναχῶν ἱστορία (“Inquiry. Andrew Cain’s fifth book is the first monograph devoted solely to the anonymously written Historia monachorum in Aegypto [hereafter HMA].

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While other scholars have utilized the HMA as a source for understanding fourth-century Egyptian monasticism or in studies on some aspect of late antique literature, no one has treated the HMA as a literary product in its own right. Cambridge University Press ; see also E.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century

Mind Soul and Body in the 4th Century Farnham: Perhaps the largest gift Cain has given to scholars of late antiquity, Egyptian monasticism, hagiographical literature, and travelogues is a sense of the HMA as a text on its own terms.

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Reading the Lives of the Early Saints Hanover: Routledge ; A. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Academic Skip to main content. However, until now it has not received the intensive and sustained scholarly analysis that a monograph affords.

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Vergili Maronis Opera Oxford: This novel argument fills out scholarly understanding of Evagrius and his influence. Oxford University Press ; R. About the Reviewer s: His research is excellent, his arguments well documented, and the theses of the eleven chapters will provide ample foundation for years of further scholarship.


This book is available mpnachorum part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Though chapters 7 on the Egyptian monks as types of the prophets, apostles, and Christ9 on the world-sustaining activities of the monksand 10 on their ascetic practice are also constructive, the last chapter presents the most creative piece.

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Oxford University Press xxi-xl. In Septemberseven monks set out from their monastery on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and began making their way to Egypt, where they would spend the next several months visiting an array of monastic celebrities, from the Thebaid in the south to the delta town of Diolcos in the north.

Link to Publisher’s Website. Access content through your institution. In rendering the Greek original into Latin Rufinus made certain amendments which point to possible reasons why he undertook this ambitious translation project.

Studi dedicati argypto memoria di Paolo Ubaldi Milan: The finer points of Evagrian theology have recently been analyzed by A. Enter your access token to activate and access content online.


University Press of New England 3. Cain remedies that in his erudite collection of related studies on the HMA.

Civil War American History: Ricordo di Maria Laetitia Coletti Alessandria: The anonymous author uses his text to argue that God commanded this pilgrimage chapter 6 to visit the true prophets and new apostles of fourth-century Christianity chapters who maintain the universal order chapter 9 through their ascetic practice in the Evagrian tradition that serves as the best model for imitation chapters Login with your Institution. Cain’s book though is a wonderfully learned and informative study of this most engaging of ancient texts.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto

Passages under discussion are presented in their original Greek and Latin and are accompanied by a new English translation. Cain, in places, can be repetitive. Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.

Should this be undertaken by such well-read and thoughtful commentators as the present author, we have good reason tobe optimistic. The Praktikos Chapters on Prayer Kalamazoo: If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here.