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By Gabriella Corona

The existence and regarded Saint Basil the good (329-79) have been a seminal effect on western theology and monasticism, their echoes achieving so far as Anglo-Saxon England: the hagiographic culture of this saint started in Greek, yet by means of the top of the 10th century had already been translated thrice into Latin and as soon as into outdated English. This publication provides a brand new version and translation of the previous English textual content, ready by means of ?†lfric of Eynsham within the 10th century, with an version of 1 of the Latin models of the Vita Basilii. those are complemented through the 1st ever full-length learn of the hagiographies of Basil, surroundings those textual traditions opposed to their wider highbrow historical past. It outlines facts for the cult of Saint Basil in Anglo-Saxon England from the late-seventh century, including the impact of his theological concept, specifically upon Bede's paintings. It then strikes directly to discover the outdated English translation intimately, surroundings it within the context of the English Benedictine reform.

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26. The Exeter record contains about two hundred entries and follows the order of the litanies, with the Apostles first, then the Martyrs, the Confessors and the women saints whose names are relatively few (I only count twenty-two). See also G. Corona, ‘Saint Basil in Anglo-Saxon Exeter’, NQ 49 (2002), 316–20, where the Exeter fragment is also reconstructed; see also below, pp. 139–40. 35 M. , Zur Geschichte des Reliquienkultus in Altengland, Sitzungsberichte der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 8 (Munich, 1943), 76, line 162.

26 C. W. , Bedae Venerabilis opera. De temporum ratione liber, CCSL 123b (Turnhout, 1977), c. 3, lines 34–40 and c. 28, lines 38–59. Jones’ conjecture on Bede’s dependence on the Greek Hexameron is unsustainable; see too BBV IV, 1, 127. 27 ‘Cui paria scribit Basilius et ipse in expositione genesis’, Jones, De temporum ratione, c. 31, line 22. 28 ‘And Ambrose himself, Bishop of Milan, agrees with this in the second book of the Hexameron. But also Basil, Bishop of Caesarea (in Cappadocia), who in the fourth book of that same work said: “May the waters gather and may the dry land appear.

For a discussion of the parallel foris ... foris with genitive and ablative, see above, p. 11. , Biblical Commentaries, p. 386: ‘Fiat firmamentum. , p. 498. This excerpt is drawn from Basil’s Homiliae in Hexameron, Homily 3, chapter 4: E. Amand de Mendieta and S. Y. , Basilius von Caesarea. Homilien zum Hexaemeron, Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten Jahrhunderte 2 (Berlin, 1997), 44 (line 17)–45 (line 2); see also below, pp. 34–5, especially note 20. , Lettres 2, letter 260, 105–15.

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