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E06423: A letter of Pope Gregory the Great (Register 11.55) of 601, to Eusebius, bishop of Thessalonike (south Balkans/Greece), mentions a monk who had been an anchorite at a monastery dedicated to *Paul (the Apostle, S00008) in Rome. Written in Latin in Rome.

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Pope Gregory the Great, Register of Letters 11.55


Extract from the opening of the letter:

Lator praesentium Theodorus ecclesiae uestrae lector ad sanctorum apostolorum limina ueniens, dum omnes, homo quippe nouus, haberet incognitos, Andreae monacho, qui ad sanctum Paulum inclausus fuerat, res et cartas quas detulit [...] innocenter deposuit [...]

‘The bearer of this letter, Theodorus, a reader of your church, came to the threshold of the holy apostles, and as he did not know anybody there, as he was new himself, he innocently deposited the goods and letters that he was carrying with the monk Andrew, who had been an anchorite at the monastery of Saint Paul.’


Text: Norberg 1982, vol. 2, 959. Translation: Martyn 2004, vol. 3, 801.

History

Evidence ID

E06423

Saint Name

Paul, the Apostle : S00008

Saint Name in Source

Paulus

Type of Evidence

Literary - Letters

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

601

Evidence not after

601

Activity not before

601

Activity not after

601

Place of Evidence - Region

Rome and region

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Rome

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

Source

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).

Bibliography

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). Further Reading: Neil, B., and Dal Santo, M. (eds.), A Companion to Gregory the Great (Leiden: Brill, 2013).

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