Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 623
Augustine, bishop of Hippo (North Africa), writes to a Roman nobleman, Oceanus, mentioning the presbyter Orosius and his recent travels between Palestine, Rome and Africa. Letter 180, AD 416.
Letter 180
5. [...] Nescio sane quem librum eiusdem hominis dei, quem presbyter Orosius adtulit tuaeque dilectioni describendum dedit, ubi de resurrectione carnis praeclare disputasse laudatur, iam nobis peto non differas mittere. [...]
(ed. Goldbacher 1904: 700)
Letter 180
5. [...] I now ask that you do not delay to send to us the book of the same man of God [Jerome] that the presbyter Orosius brought and gave to Your Charity to copy; in it he is said to have argued splendidly concerning the resurrection of the flesh.
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)


The travels of Orosius are well known and reconstructed (see e.g. van Nuffelen 2012).

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Rome
  • East
  • Hippo Regius
  • Rome
  • Bethlehem

About the source:

Author: Augustine
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 3, Ep. 124-184A, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 44, Vienna-Leipzig 1904.
Saint Augustine, Letters 156-210, trans. R. Teske, New York 2004.
P. van Nuffelen, Orosius and the Rhetoric of History, Oxford 2012.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Another presbyter
Relation with - Noble
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