Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 568
Augustine, bishop of Hippo (North Africa), says that he either forgot or did not receive the letter from the Spanish bishops which was to be delivered to him by the presbyter Numedius. Augustine, Letter 23*A, AD 419.
Letter 23A*
4. [...] Quod autem nobis per Numedium presbyterum scripserint aut non recolo aut non accepi. [...]
(ed. Divjak 1981: 124)
Letter 23A*
4. [...] But what they wrote to us by means of the presbyter Numedius I either do not recall or did not receive. [...]
(trans. R.Teske, slightly altered)



Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Hippo Regius

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Letters 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.
J. Divjak ed., Saint Augustin. Lettres 1*-29*, Bibliothèque Augustinienne 46B. Paris 1987.
Saint Augustine, Letters 211–270, 1*–29*, trans. R. Teske. New York 2005.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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