A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

Vitas patrum [Latin]

  • 'Collections with this common title invariably begin with Rufinus’s translation (often ascribed to Jerome) of the Historia monachorum in Aegypto (PL 21. 387–462; ed. E. Schulz-Flügel [Berlin 1990]), and then go on to include other Lives and apophthegmata of the type collected and published by H. Rosweyde and reprinted in PL vols. 73–4. Jerome’s Lives of St Paul the Hermit, St Hilarion, and St Malchus (CPL 617–19) also make a frequent appearance. [See also Historia monachorum in Aegypto; Jerome, Liber adhortationum sanctorum patrum.]' (Richard Sharpe)

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