Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 531
Augustine, bishop of Hippo (North Africa), sends a letter to the presbyter Victorianus (of unknown place). Augustine, Letter 111, AD 409.
Letter 111
Domino dilectissimo et desiderantissimo fratri et conpresbytero Victoriano Augustinus in domino salutem.
(ed. Goldbacher 1898: 642)
Letter 111
Augustine greets in the Lord his most beloved and dearest lord, brother and fellow presbyter Victorianus.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


Augustine responds in this letter to the presbyter Victorianus, who was asking for an explanation of the disasters caused by the barbarian invasions.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Hippo Regius

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 100-155, trans. R. Teske, New York 2003.


Writing activity - Correspondence
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Described by a title - Conpresbyter
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