Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 546
Augustine, bishop of Hippo (North Africa), writes to Bishop Atticus of Constantinople that he did not receive a letter from him through the Presbyter Innocent. Letter 6*, 416/421 AD
Letter 6*
1. Quamuis tuae sanctitatis non acceperim litteras per religiosum fratrem et conpresbyterum Innocentium, per quem me accepturum esse praesumpseram. [...]
(ed. Divjak 1981: 32)
Letter 6*
1. Although I did not receive a letter from Your Holiness by means of our religious brother and fellow presbyter, Innocent, by whom I had presumed that I would receive it [...].
(trans. R. Teske, slighlty altered)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • East
  • Hippo Regius
  • Constantinople

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
J. Divjak ed., Sancti Aureli Augustini Epistolae ex duobus codicibus nuper in lucem prolatae, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 88, Vienna 1981.
 Saint Augustine, Letters 211–270, 1*–29*, trans. R. Teske, New York 2005.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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