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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Corrigan Evagrius and Gregory: Verlag Aschendorff Civil Monachoru American History: To this day it remains, alongside Kn 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. It can be ordered now for delivery when back in stock. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Chapter 10 A Manual for Monastic Living. Oxford University Press ; R.

Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. The Praktikos Chapters on Prayer Kalamazoo: His Life and Works Washington: 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 See Evagrius Chapters on Prayer Print Save Cite Email Share.


Cain The Greek Historia monachorum Routledge ; A. Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement. Cain The Letters of Jerome: Adopts a cross-disciplinary approach and incorporates insights from source criticism, stylistic and rhetorical analysis, literary criticism, and historical, geographical, and theological studies.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto. Skip to main content. Vergili Maronis Opera Oxford: Oxford University Press ; J.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto

Cain remedies that in his erudite collection of related studies on the HMA. Cistercian Publications Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: This novel argument fills out scholarly understanding of Evagrius and his influence.

Aegylto University of America Press Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: 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. Chapter 6 The Pilgrimage. Cain, in places, can be repetitive.

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

On ascetic experience as a form of practical wisdom see Athanasius v. His research is excellent, his arguments well documented, and the theses of the eleven chapters will provide ample foundation for years of further scholarship In short, Cain has ensured that any subsequent books or articles on the HMA must engage with this monograph. Cain’s book though is a wonderfully learned and informative study of this most engaging of ancient texts.


Chapter 7 The New Prophets and Apostles.

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. However, until now it has not received the intensive and sustained scholarly analysis that a monograph affords.

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Kurzewitz Weisheit und Tod. About the Reviewer s: The Greek Ascetic Corpus Oxford: Link to Publisher’s Website.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: The monograph also qegypto from a lack of editing, with three glaring examples sufficing for the totality: That alone places him, and this book, in rare company. Reading the Lives of the Early Saints Hanover: Hill and Michael J.

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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. Chapter 4 Literary Influences and Intertexts. Brakke Athanasius and the Politics of Asceticism Oxford: