Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 7
Germanus, presbyter from Arabia travels to Galicia (Iberian Peninsula), meets with bishop Hydatius, most probably in Chaves (Aquae Flaviae, Iberian Peninsula), and relates to him contemporary events in Jerusalem. Account of Hydatius, writing in Chaves, ca AD 468-469.
CCCIII Olympi (...) XI. Hierosolimis Iuuenalem episcopum praesidere Germani presbiteri Arabicae regionis exinde ad Calleciam uenientis et aliquorum Graecorum relatione comperimus, adicientibus Constantinopolim eum cum aliis et Palaestinae prouintiae et Orientis episcopis euocatum sub praesentia Theodosii Augusti contracto episcoporum interfuisse concilio ad destruendam Hebionitarum heresem, quam Atticus eiusdem urbis episcopus prauo stultissimae sectae resuscitabat ingenio. Quo uero tempore sancti Iohannes, Hieronimus et alii, quos supra diximus, obierint uel quis nomine Iohanni ante Iuuenalem successerit, sicut et fuisse cognitum est in breui seniorem quendam, referentum sermo non edidit (97).
(Burgess ed. 1988: 92)
Olympiad 303 (...) 11. Juvenal presided as bishop of Jerusalem. I learned this from the account of Germaus, a presbyter of the Arabian region who was on his way thence to Gallaecia, and from the account of certain Greeks. They also said that Juvenal, along with other bishops of both the province of Palestine and the East, had been summoned to Constantinople and taken part in a council of bishops which had been convoked in the presence of Augustus Theodosius for the purpose of destroying the Ebionite heresy, which Atticus, the bishop of the same city, was trying to revive through the depraved ingenuity of that most stupid sect. But the statements of these informants did not reveal at what time the holy John, Jerome, and the others whom I have mentioned above, died or what had been the name of the bishop between John and Juvenal, although it was known at least that he had been a church elder who had lived only a short time (97 [106]).
(transl. Burgess 1988: 93)

Place of event:

  • Iberian Peninsula
  • East
  • Chaves
  • Jerusalem
  • Constantinople

About the source:

Author: Hydatius
Title: Chronicle, Continuatio chronicorum Hieronymianorum ad a. 468
Origin: Chaves (Iberian Peninsula)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Hydatius bishop in Galicia, probably in Chaves (Iberian Peninsula) wrote his chronicle ca 468-469. It is the most important source of the history of Spain in the 5th c. For the detailed discussion on the chronicle and further bibliography see Burgess 1988, Muhlberger 1990: 193-266.
Edition and translation: R.W. Burgess, The Chronicle of Hydatius and the Consularia Constantinopolitana: Two Contemporary Accounts of the Final Years of the Roman Empire, Oxford 1988.
Edition: Mommsen Theodor ed., Hydatii Lemici continuatio chronicorum Hieronymianorum, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores antiquissimi 11, Berlin 1894, 1-36.
Torres Rodríguez, Casimirus. "Peregrinos de Oriente a Galicia En El Siglo V." Cuadernos de Estudios Gallegas 12 (1957): 53-64.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Relation with - Foreigner
Non-Latin Origin
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