Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 516
Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius (North Africa), sends a letter to the deacon Quodvultdeus of Carthage via a presbyter of Fussala. Augustine, Letter 224, AD 427/428.
Letter 224
1. Cum mihi haec scribendi offerretur occasio per Fussalensem presbyterum, quem commendo caritati tuae [...].
(ed. Goldbacher 1911: 372-373. 378)
Letter 224
1. Since this opportunity for writing has been afforded me by a presbyter of Fussala, whom I commend to Your Charity [...].
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Hippo Regius
  • Fussala
  • Carthage

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 4, Ep. 185-270, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 57, Vienna-Leipzig 1911.
Saint Augustine, Letters 211–270, 1*–29*, trans. R. Teske, New York 2005.


Travel and change of residence
    Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
      Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
        Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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