Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius (North Africa), writes to the deacon Restitutus of Carthage, mentioning the presbyter Deogratias. Letter 249, AD 395/411.
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1. Aestus indicantes piam flammam cordis tui indicauit mihi fidelissimus, ut scis, particeps eorum, frater Deogratias. [...]
(ed. Goldbacher 1911: 592)
1. As someone who, as you know, is most trustworthy and shares in it, Brother Deogratias has disclosed to me the turmoil that reveals the pious flame that burns in your heart. [...]
(trans. R. Teske)
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 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.
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