Avitus of Vienne

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Liverpool University Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 450 pages
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Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus, bishop of Vienne from c.494 to c.518, is known for his poetic works, but his Latin prose style has led to some neglect of his letters. This first complete translation of the letters into English gives access to an important source for the history of the Burgundian Kingdom in the early sixth century.
 

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Contents

the Historical Context
3
Manuscripts Papyrus and Editions of AvitusLetters
28
Literary Aspects of Avitus LetterCollection
58
The Acacian Schism
89
The Laurentius File
134
Sigismund and the Emperor
141
Relics of the True Cross
154
Theological Letters
163
What to do with Heretics?
295
Legal Matters involving Burgundian Bishops
306
LAYMEN IN BURGUNDIAN TERRITORY
315
Other Laymen
324
Festal Letters to Laymen in Burgundian Territory
331
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM
337
EXTERNAL MATTERS
350
A Good Medical Man is Hard to Find
357

Personal and Legal Matters
208
TheologicalReligious Matters
220
SecularTemporal Matters
233
CLOSE EPISCOPAL CONNECTIONS
243
Avitus Poetry and Another Literary Connection
259
Viventiolus of Lyons
266
Maximus of Genevas Table
276
PASTORAL LETTERS TO GALLIC BISHOPS
285
on the Martyrs of Agaune
377
Avitus Use of Honorific Forms of Address
391
Textual Changes to Peipers Edition
407
Listing of Letters in the Order of Peipers Edition
416
Bibliography
419
Index
440
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Danuta Shanzer is at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

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