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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Chapter 6 The Pilgrimage. Elliot Roads to Paradise: Princeton University Press The Making of a Gnostic Aldershot: Access content through your institution. Login with your Institution. Catholic University of Historua Press The Greek Historia monachorum was one of the most widely read and disseminated Greek hagiographic texts during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Cain The Greek Historia monachorum Cain’s book though is a wonderfully learned monachorun informative study of this most engaging of ancient texts. Chapter 8 Characterization and the Unholy Other. Publications Pages Publications Pages. See Guillaumont Un philosophe ; C. His research is excellent, his arguments well documented, and the theses of the eleven chapters will provide ample foundation aeypto years of further scholarship In short, Cain has ensured that any subsequent books or articles on the HMA must engage with this monograph.

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Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Chapter 11 Piety and Propaganda. Print Save Cite Email Share. His Life Writings and Legacy Aldershot: In this book, the first of its kind in any language, Cain incorporates insights from source criticism, stylistic and rhetorical analysis, literary criticism, and historical, geographical, and theological studies in an attempt to break new ground and monachormu current scholarly orthodoxy about a broad range of interpretive issues and problems.


About the Reviewer s: Ricordo di Maria Laetitia Coletti Alessandria: Chapter 10 A Manual for Monastic Living. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.

Subscriber Login Email Address. Though chapters 7 on the Egyptian monks as types of the prophets, apostles, and Christ9 on the world-sustaining activities of monacgorum monksand 10 on their ascetic practice are also constructive, the last chapter presents the most creative piece. Should this be undertaken by such well-read and thoughtful commentators as the present author, we have good reason tobe optimistic.

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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.

Corrigan Evagrius and Gregory: Studi dedicati alla memoria di Paolo Ubaldi Milan: Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Wagner Rufinus the Translator. Search Google Scholar Export Citation. That alone places him, and this book, in rare company.


The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto

Don’t have historoa account? Oxford University Press Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Oxford University Press ; R. His Life and Works Washington: 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.

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Cambridge University Press ; see also E. Mohr Siebeck The Conferences New York: It is this last point, explored in-depth in chapter 11, that is the most interesting of the book. See Evagrius Chapters on Prayer Civil War American History: Mind Soul and Body in the 4th Century Farnham: Please read our policy on commenting. Evagrius Chapters on Prayer 4. If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here.