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E02785: A letter of Pope Gregory the Great (Register, Appendix 2) of 590 is addressed to Maximus, abbot of the monastery of *Andrew (the Apostle, S00288) on the clivus Scauri in Rome. Written in Latin in Rome.

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posted on 2017-05-10, 00:00 authored by dlambert, mpignot
Pope Gregory the Great, Register of Letters, Appendix 2

The addressee of the letter:

Gregorius episcopus seruus seruorum dei dilectissimo filio Maximo, abbati monasterii sancti Andreae apostoli, qui appellatur cliuusscauri, cuncteque eius congregationi Dei ibidem seruientibus in perpetuum.

'Bishop Gregory, servant of the servants of God, to his most beloved son Maximus, abbot of the monastery of saint Andrew the Apostle, that is called of the clivus Scauri, and to all those of his congregation of God who serve there forever'.

Text: Norberg 1982, vol. 2, 1094. Translation: M. Pignot.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Andrew, the Apostle : S00288

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

Literary - Letters


  • Latin

Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Rome and region

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc


Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Rome Rome Rome Roma Ῥώμη Rhōmē

Major author/Major anonymous work

Gregory the Great (pope)

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - monks/nuns/hermits


A letter transmitted as part of Gregory the Great’s Register of Letters. This letter collection, organised into fourteen books, is large and contains letters to a variety of recipients, including prominent aristocrats, members of the clergy and royalty. The issues touched on in the letters are equally varied, ranging from theological considerations to mundane administrative matters. This collection of letters, which was possibly curated by Gregory, was originally much larger. The surviving Register comprises several groups of letters which were extracted at several later moments in history, the largest of which took place in the papacy of Hadrian I (772-795).


Edition: Norberg, D., S. Gregorii Magni, Registrum epistularum. 2 vols. (Corpus Christianorum Series Latina 140-140A; Turnhout: Brepols, 1982). English translation: Martyn, J.R.C., The Letters of Gregory the Great, 3 vols. (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2004).

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