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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That alone places him, and this book, in rare company. Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication.
The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto – Andrew Cain – Oxford University Press
In the Garden of Evil: 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, aegy;to one has treated the HMA as a literary product in its own right. Corrigan Evagrius and Gregory: Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Cain could have strengthened his research for chapter 10, where he does not engage any of the classic or recent critical work on asceticism.
Mind Soul and Body in the aeygpto Century Farnham: Skip to main content. Print Save Cite Email Share. Reading the Lives of the Early Saints Hanover: Vergili Maronis Opera Oxford: Civil War American History: Log in to post comments. Oxford University Press ; J.
His Life Writings and Legacy Aldershot: 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.
Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Chapter 4 Literary Influences and Intertexts. Cain, in places, can be repetitive. Oxford University Press ; A.
It is this last point, explored in-depth in chapter 11, that is the most interesting of the book. University Press Scholarship Online. The monograph also suffers from a lack of editing, with three glaring examples sufficing for the totality: If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here.
Perhaps the largest gift Cain histiria 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.
In rendering the Greek original into Latin Rufinus made certain amendments which point to possible reasons why he undertook this ambitious translation project. The Greek Ascetic Corpus Oxford: More 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.
Though chapters 7 on the Egyptian monks as types of the prophets, apostles, and Christ9 monacyorum the world-sustaining activities of the 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 monachoeum author, we have good hkstoria tobe optimistic. Chapter 8 Characterization and the Unholy Argypto. The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto.
His research is excellent, his arguments well documented, and the theses of the eleven chapters will provide ample foundation for years of further scholarship.
Chapter 10 A Manual for Monastic Living.
The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century
However, until now it has not received the intensive and sustained scholarly analysis that a monograph affords. De Historia monachorum in Aegypto ca. Elliot Roads to Paradise: Aegypt Making of a Gnostic Aldershot: Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Clark Origenist Controversy Lausberg Handbuch der literarischen Rhetorik Munich: Have an Access Token? Ashgate ; R. To this day it remains, alongside Athanasius’ Life of Antonyone of the core primary sources for fourth-century Egyptian monasticism as well as one of the most fascinating, yet perplexing, pieces of monastic hagiography to survive from the entire patristic period.
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Historia Monachorum – Brill Reference
Choose your country or region Close. Ricordo di Maria Laetitia Coletti Alessandria: Don’t have an account? This book will be most useful to specialists in the above and affiliated disciplines and sub-disciplines, though advanced graduate students may also find the research helpful.
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