Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius (North Africa), writes to the tribune Marcellinus saying that some information can be found in his letter to a presbyter whose name is not given in the letter. Augustine, Letter 139, North Africa, AD 411/412.
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4. [...] Cetera in commonitoriis inuenies, quae ad presbyterum misi siue modo siue per diaconum Peregrinum, ne mihi ea totiens iterare necesse sit. [...].
(ed. Goldbacher 1904: 154)
4. [...] You will find the rest in the memoranda that I sent to the presbyter either now or by means of the deacon Peregrinus, so that it would not be necessary for me to repeat it so many times. [...]
(trans. R. Teske, slightly modified)
Place of event:
Latin North Africa
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 3, Ep. 124-184A, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 44, Vienna-Leipzig 1904.
Saint Augustine, Letters 100-155, trans. R. Teske, New York 2003.
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Relation with - Secular authority
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S. Adamiak, Presbyters
in the Late Antique West, ER494, http://www.presbytersproject.ihuw.pl/index.php?id=6&SourceID=494