A Translation of Abbot Leontios' Life of Saint Gregory, Bishop of Agrigento (Texts & Studies in Religion v. 105 annotated edition)

A Translation of Abbot Leontios' Life of Saint Gregory, Bishop of Agrigento (Texts & Studies in Religion v. 105 annotated edition)

By: Abbot Leontios (author), John R. C. Martyn (translator)Hardback

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Martyn (Melbourne U.) moves beyond the scope of the traditional Vita by including with his new translation critiques of previous versions, explanations of the life, work, vocabulary and style of Leontios, and annotated translations of the text. He also examines the events of Gregory's life, including a short article on the monasteries in which the

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John Martyn completed his education as a scholar at Cambridge, and in 1958 obtained a Lectureship in Classics at Melbourne University, the basis for his teaching and research. He served as a visiting professor at six Universities and lectured in England, Scotland, USA, Canada, France, Germany and Portugal. Meanwhile he published over 100 articles and 14 books, including several books with Mellen, most lately Henry Martyn: Scholar, and Missionary to India and Persia in 1999. He has just finished translating all the books of Gregory the Great's letters for upcoming publication.


1. Preface; 2. Introduction; 3. New Approach in Berger's Edition; 4. Bishop Gregory's Looks, Daily Life and Parents; 5. Miracles performed by or affecting Bishop Gregory; 6. Criticism of Pope Gregory the Great; 7. Links Between the Biography and the Pope's Letters; 8. Bishop Gregory's Education; 9. The Synods in Constantinople and Rome; 10. Bishop Gregory's freeing of the Logs; 11. Monastic Life as experienced by Bishop Gregory; 12. Church and State Government in Sicily; 13. The Sainthood of Bishop Gregory; 14. The Life and Work of Leontios; 15. The Vocabulary and Style of Leontios; 16. Dates in the Vita and poem on Gregory; 17. Annotated translation of the Greek; 18. Appendices A (Death of Maurice) and B (Monasteries); 19. Select Bibliography; 20. Index to Proper Names

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780773465077
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780773465077
  • ISBN10: 0773465073
  • translations: Greek, modern (1453-)
  • edition: annotated edition

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