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Corpus Christianorum
Athanasius Alexandrinus, Evagrius Antiochenus, Anonymus
Vitae Antonii Versiones latinae

P. H.E. Bertrand, L. Gandt (eds.)
approx. 400 p., 8 b/w tables, 155 x 245 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-57748-7
Languages: Latin
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The two ancient Latin translations of the Life of Antony
Shortly after the death of Egypt's most famous hermit in 356, Athanasius of Alexandria wrote the Life of Antony, a text that had an immediate as well as enduring influence on monastic life and thought. While Athanasius's vivid description of the life of Antony the Great initiated the genre of the saint's life in Christian literature, his inclusion of many of his own theological ideas also provides insight into the turbulent doctrinal disputes of the fourth century. The significance of the Life of Antony is demonstrated by its having been translated into Latin twice within two decades of its composition. The first version, prepared by an anonymous translator shortly after Athanasius completed his Greek text, provides a literal translation that is extant in only one complete manuscript. The literary translation prepared by Evagrius of Antioch in 373 was rapidly and widely transmitted throughout the Latin West. New editions of both translations are presented in this volume, with the edition of Evagrius's translation based on 28 manuscripts dating from the ninth to the eleventh century.

Pascal Bertrand studied Dutch Language and Literature and Medieval Studies at Utrecht University. In 2005 he completed a Ph.D-thesis focused on the manuscript tradition of the Latin Vita Antonii and the reception of this text from the fourth until the eleventh century. His research interests include hagiography (latin and medieval Dutch) and church history.

Lois Gandt completed her Ph.D. in Theology at Fordham University in 2008, with a specialization in Patristics. Her research interests include the development of early asceticism and monasticism, and the transmission of the spirituality of the desert elders to the West.
Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum Patristic Latin Series
Corpus Christianorum Series Latina
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian devotion & forms of religious expression
Hagiographical writings & the cult of saints
Christian Theology & Theologians
Eastern Fathers
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Greek literature
Greek literature of the Early Christian church
Latin literature
Early Christian & Patristic Latin literature

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