Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1879
Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius (North Africa), writes to Euxodius, presbyter and abbot of the community in the island Capraria (probably near Corsica). Augustine, Letter 48, North Africa, AD 398.
Letter 48
Domino dilecto et exoptatissimo fratri et conpresbytero Eudoxio et qui tecum sunt fratribus Augustinus et qui mecum sunt fratres in Domino salutem.
Augustine adds later that the monks should be neither too eager, nor too reluctant in accepting ecclesiastical offices.
(ed. Goldbacher 1898: 137)
Letter 48
Augustine and those brothers who are with me to Eudoxius, the beloved in the Lord and most desired brother and fellow presbyter, and to those who are with him.
Augustine adds later that the monks should be neither too eager, nor too reluctant in accepting ecclesiastical offices.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


We learn from the last words of the letter that it is directed to the island of Capraria (Capraia), which can be identified with Capraria near Corsica, or another island of the same name in the Balearics (Cabrera).

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Italy north of Rome with Corsica and Sardinia
  • Hippo Regius
  • Capraria (Cabrera)
  • Capraria

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Letters, Epistulae
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The letters of Augustine of Hippo cover a wide range of topics: Holy Scripture, dogma and liturgy, philosophy, religious practice and everyday life. They range from full-scale theological treatises to small notes asking someone for a favour. The preserved corpus includes 308 letters, 252 written by Augustine, 49 that others sent to him and seven exchanged between third parties. 29 letters have been discovered only in the 20th century and edited in 1981 by Johannes Divjak; they are distinguished by the asterisk (*) after their number.
The preserved letters of Augustine extend over the period from his stay at Cassiciacum in 386 to his death in Hippo in 430.
A. Goldbacher ed., S. Augustini Hipponiensis Episcopi Epistulae, Pars 2, Ep. 31-123, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 34/2,  Prague-Vienna-Leipzig 1898.
Saint Augustine, Letters 1-99, trans. R. Teske, New York 2001.


Education - Monastic education
    Writing activity - Correspondence
    Functions within the Church - Monastic presbyter
    Monastic or common life - Cenobitic monk
      Monastic or common life - Monastic superior (abbot/prior)
      Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
      Described by a title - Conpresbyter
      Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1879,