Letters

Author

Évagre le Pontique, 346‒399

Date of creation
4ᵗʰ century Gregorian
Preferred title
Letters English
Work type
Aggregating work
Work manifested
Monograph
Work genre
Textual work
Summary

This book is a critical edition of a medieval reworking of the fourth-century Letters and additional works of Evagrius of Pontus. The Medieval Armenian collection presents the letters not as letters by Evagrius alone but as a correspondence of Evagrius with his advisor Melania the Elder. Continually interwoven with Biblical texts, they show the monastic teacher as gnostikos guiding his female ascetic pupil.
As a fourth-century philosopher and monastic, Evagrius wrote treatises, kephalaia and scholia discussing knowledge, biblical interpretation and ethics. A follower of the teachings of Clement and Origen, he strongly influenced the intellectual development of monastic life in the East and in the Latin-speaking West. Although some of his writings were destroyed in their original Greek following the condemnations of 543/553, many survived in Syriac and Armenian; in the medieval Armenian monastic setting, they influenced later monastic teachers including Gregory Narekats'i.

Translation in Armenian from the Syriac original
Year
2022
Scientific editor

Young, Robin Darling

Scientific editor

Karapetyan, Hovsep

Monograph
Letters : Armenian translation
Louvain : In Aedibus Peeters, 2022
Call number
1-G-704
Translation in English from the Syriac original from an intermediary Armenian
Year
2022
Translator

Young, Robin Darling

Translator

Karapetyan, Hovsep

Monograph
Letters : Armenian translation
Louvain : In Aedibus Peeters, 2022
Call number
1-G-704