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Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century (Andrew Cain) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2016) 9780198758259
Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century (Andrew Cain) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2016) 9780198758259
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Title: Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century

Author: Cain, Andrew

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198758259

Volumes: 1; Pages: 368

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The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto was one of the most widely read and disseminated Greek hagiographic texts during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. To this day it remains, alongside Athanasius' Life of Antony, one of the core primary sources for fourth-century Egyptian monasticism as well as one of the most fascinating, yet perplexing, pieces of monastic hagiography to survive from the entire patristic period. However, until now it has not received the intensive and sustained scholarly analysis that a monograph affords. In this study, Andrew Cain incorporates insights from source criticism, stylistic and rhetorical analysis, literary criticism, and historical, geographical, and theological studies in an attempt to break new ground and revise current scholarly orthodoxy about a broad range of interpretive issues and problems.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Text

Deconstructing the 'Lost Primitive Greek HM' theory

Restoring the Primacy of G

Syriac Translations of the HM

Status of the Greek Text

2. Provenance, Date, and Authorship

Provenance

Date of Composition

Candidates for Authorship

Intentional Anonymity

3. Genre

Itineraria

Collective Biography

Encomium

Acta Martyrum

Apophthegmata Partum

Sui Generis

4. Literary Influences and Intertexts

Classical Greek Literature

The Bible

The Life of Antony

5. Style

Figures of Sound

Figures of Repetition

Figures of Redundancy

Figures of Parallelism

Figures of Imagery

Other Figures of Rhetoric

Prose Rhythm

Conclusion

7. The New Prophets and Apostles

Direct typology (Old Testament)

Indirect typology (Old Testament)

Indirect typology (New Testament)

Indirect typology (Inter-Testamental)

The HM as postbiblical Scripture

8. Characterization and the Unholy Other

Pagans

Syrian ascetics

Manichaean heretics

Conclusion

9. Through Them the World is Sustained

Paradise regained

Conservators of humanity

Ministers of salvation

10. A Manual for Monastic Living

Intended audience

The monks as exemplars and teachers

The monastic regimen

Conclusion

11. Piety and Propaganda

Evagrius in the HM

Active vs. contemplative monasticism

Pure prayer

Apatheia

Demons and impure thoughts

Evagrius and his teachings in Rufinus Latin HM

Conclusion

Bibliography

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