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The letters /
Saint Basil ; with an English translation by Roy J. Deferrari.
imprint
Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press ; London : William Heinemann, 1926-1939.
description
4 v. : map. ; 17 cm.
ISBN
0674992377 (v. 2)
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imprint
Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press ; London : William Heinemann, 1926-1939.
isbn
0674992377 (v. 2)
contents note
v. 1. Lettres 1-58 -- v. 2. Letters 59-185 -- v. 3. Letters 186-248 -- v. 4. Letters 249-368 ; Address to young men on reading Greek literature.
general note
Basil's "Address to young men on reading Greek literature," with an English translation by R.J. Deferrari and M.R.P. McGuire: v. 4, p. [363]-435
Greek and Latin on opposite pages.
local note
SCAR lacking v. 1.
catalogue key
3863078
 
Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. xli-xiv; v. 4, p. xiv-xv) and indexes.
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Summaries
Main Description
Basil the Great was born ca. 330 CE at Caesarea in Cappadocia into a family noted for piety. He was at Constantinople and Athens for several years as a student with Gregory of Nazianzus and was much influenced by Origen. For a short time he held a chair of rhetoric at Caesarea, and was then baptized. He visited monasteries in Egypt and Palestine and sought out the most famous hermits in Syria and elsewhere to learn how to lead a pious and ascetic life; but he decided that communal monastic life and work were best. About 360 he founded in Pontus a convent to which his sister and widowed mother belonged. Ordained a presbyter in 365, in 370 he succeeded Eusebius in the archbishopric of Caesarea, which included authority over all Pontus. He died in 379. Even today his reform of monastic life in the east is the basis of modern Greek and Slavonic monasteries. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Basil's Letters is in four volumes.
Table of Contents
Prefatory Note Letter
To Gregory, His Uncle
To Gregory, His Uncle
To Athanasius, Bishop Of Alexandria
Consolation To The Church Of Parnassus
To The Governor Of Neocaesarea
To Hesychius
To Atarbius
To Athanasius, Bishop Of Alexandria
To Athanasius, Bishop Of Alexandria
To Meletius, Bishop Of Antioch
To Athanasius, Bishop Of Alexandria
Without Address, Concerning A Synod
Basil To Gregory
To Hesychius
To Callisthenes
To Martinianus
To Aburgius
To Sophronius, The Master
Without Address, About Therasius
Without Address, In Behalf Of Elpidius
To Eustathius, Bishop Of Sebaste
To Athanasius, Bishop Of Alexandria
To Bishop Innocent
To Athanasius, Bishop Of Alexandria
To A Censitor
To The Governor
About There Being No Necessity Of Taking The Oath
To The Governor
Without Address, On The Same Subject
Without Address, For A Tax-Collector
To Meletius, Bishop Of Antioch
To the Most Holy Brethren and Bishops of the West
To Valerian, Bishop Of The Illyrians
To The Italians And Gauls
To The Patrician Caesaria, On Communion
To Elias, Governor Of The Province
To Eusebius, Bishop Of Samosata
To Sophronius, Master
To The Senate Of Tyana
To Eusebius, Bishop Of Sam Osaka
To Count Terentius C. To Eusebius, Bishop Of Samosata
Consolatory
To The Citizens Of Satala
To The People Of Satala
To The Prefect Modestus
To The Deaconesses, Daughters Of Count Terentius
To A Soldier
To The Widow, Julitta
To The Guardian Of The Heirs Of Julitta
To Count Helladius
To The Prefect Modestus
To The Prefect Modestus
To Andronicus, General
To The Presbyters At Tarsus
To Cyriacus And His Followers At Tarsus
To The Heretic Simplicia
To Firminus
Without Inscription, On Asceticism
To Jovinus, Bishop Of Perrha
To Eustathius, Bishop Of Sebaste
To Meletius, Bishop Of Antioch
To Theodotus, Bishop Of Nicopolis
To Poemenius, Bishop Of Satala
To Urbicius, A Monk
To Theodorus
A Transcript Of Faith Dictated By The Most Holy Basil, To Which Eustathius, The Bishop Of Sebaste, Subscribed
To Atarbius
To Eusebius, Bishop Of Samosata
To Eusebius, Bishop Of Samosata
To Meletius, Bishop Of Antioch
To Theodotus, Bishop Of Nicopolis
To Olympius
To Abramius, Bishop Of Batnae
To Peter, Bishop Of Alexandria
To The Presbyter Paeonius
To Diodorus, Presbyter Of Antioch
To Eusebius, Bishop Of Samosata
To Antipater
To Eusebius, Bishop Of Samosata
To The Alexandrians
To The Church Of Antioch
To Eusebius, Bishop Of Samosata
To The Prefects' Accountant
To The Other Accountant
To The Pre
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