Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 464
A Catholic presbyter was sent by Augustine, bishop of Hippo, to the mainly Donatist town of Siniti. The Donatists expelled him. Augustine, Letter 105, North Africa, AD 406/410.
Letter 105
4. [...] Antequam ipse [Maximinus]  ad catholicam conuersus esset et nondum de transmarinis remeasset, ad quid aliud presbyterum Siniti miseramus, nisi ut nulli molestus nostros uisitaret et in domo iuris sui positus pacem catholicam uolentibus praedicaret? Quem uos inde cum graui iniuria proiecistis.  [...]
(ed. Goldbacher 1898: 597-598)
Letter 105
4. [...] Before he [Maximinus, the Donatist bishop of Siniti] converted to the Catholic community and before he came back from overseas, why did we send a presbyter to Siniti, if not to have him visit untroubled our people and preach  the Catholic peace in the house to which he had right to all who wanted to hear it? And you ejected him from there with grave injustice. [...]
(trans. S. Adamiak)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Hippo Regius
  • Siniti

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Letters, Epistulae
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The letters of Augustine of Hippo cover a wide range of topics: Holy Scripture, dogma and liturgy, philosophy, religious practice and everyday life. They range from full-scale theological treatises to small notes asking someone for a favour. The preserved corpus includes 308 letters, 252 written by Augustine, 49 that others sent to him and seven exchanged between third parties. 29 letters have been discovered only in the 20th century and edited in 1981 by Johannes Divjak; they are distinguished by the asterisk (*) after their number.
The preserved letters of Augustine extend over the period from his stay at Cassiciacum in 386 to his death in Hippo in 430.
A. Goldbacher ed., S. Augustini Hipponiensis Episcopi Epistulae, Pars 2, Ep. 31-123, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 34/2,  Prague-Vienna-Leipzig 1898.
Saint Augustine, Letters 100-155, trans. R. Teske, New York 2003.


Food/Clothes/Housing - Type of housing
    Travel and change of residence
      Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
        Relation with - Heretic/Schismatic
          Conflict - Violence
            Pastoral activity - Preaching
              Pastoral activity - Missionary work
                Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER464,