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E06378: A letter of Pope Gregory the Great (Register 8.12) of 598, dealing with a legal dispute, is addressed to Candidus, abbot of the monastery of *Andrew (the Apostle, S00288) on the clivus Scauri in Rome. Written in Latin in Rome.

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Pope Gregory the Great, Register of Letters 8.12


The letter is addressed as follows:

GREGORIUS CANDIDO ABBATI MONASTERII SANCTI ANDREAE AD CLIVUM SCAURI

'Gregory to Candidus, abbot of the monastery of Saint Andrew at the clivus Scauri '


Text: Norberg 1982, vol. 2, 530. Translation: Martyn 2004, vol. 2, 510.

History

Evidence ID

E06378

Saint Name

Andrew, the Apostle : S00288

Saint Name in Source

Andreas

Type of Evidence

Literary - Letters

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

598

Evidence not after

598

Activity not before

598

Activity not after

598

Place of Evidence - Region

Rome and region

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Rome

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Rome Rome Rome Roma Ῥώμη Rhōmē

Major author/Major anonymous work

Gregory the Great (pope)

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Source

A letter transmitted as part of Gregory the Great’s Register of Letters. This letter collection, organised into fourteen books, is large and contains letters to a variety of recipients, including prominent aristocrats, members of the clergy and royalty. The issues touched on in the letters are equally varied, ranging from theological considerations to mundane administrative matters. This collection of letters, which was possibly curated by Gregory, was originally much larger. The surviving Register comprises several groups of letters which were extracted at several later moments in history, the largest of which took place in the papacy of Hadrian I (772-795).

Discussion

This is the monastery established in Gregory's family home in Rome, which he founded and entered after his father's death. In another letter, Gregory tells of many miracles which took place at the monastery. See E06421.

Bibliography

Edition: Norberg, D., S. Gregorii Magni, Registrum epistularum. 2 vols. (Corpus Christianorum Series Latina 140-140A; Turnhout: Brepols, 1982). English translation: Martyn, J.R.C., The Letters of Gregory the Great, 3 vols. (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2004). Further Reading: Neil, B., and Dal Santo, M. (eds.), A Companion to Gregory the Great (Leiden: Brill, 2013).

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