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E06416: A letter of Pope Gregory the Great (Register 11.13) of 600, to Januarius, bishop of Cagliari, refers to the deposition of unspecified relics in a monastery, presumably in Cagliari (Sardinia). Written in Latin in Rome.

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Pope Gregory the Great, Register of Letters 11.13


Gregory orders that a monastery ought to be founded, in line with the recently deceased cleric Ephiphanius’ will:

[...] atque reliquiae ibi, quae in domo antedicti Epiphanii condendae fuerant, recondantur [...]

‘... and the relics that were to be placed in the house of the aforesaid Ephiphanius, must be deposited there [in the new monastery] ...’


Text: Norberg 1982, vol. 2, 879-80. Translation: Martyn 2004, vol. 3, 748, modified.
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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Evidence ID

E06416

Saint Name

Saints, unnamed : S00518

Type of Evidence

Literary - Letters

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

600

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

600

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 - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - bishops Ecclesiastics - lesser clergy

Cult Activities - Relics

Unspecified relic

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).

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: Dal Santo, M., Debating the Saints' Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great (Oxford: OUP, 2012). McCulloch, J., "The Cult of Relics in the Letters and Dialogues of Gregory the Great," Traditio 32 (1976), 145-184. Neil, B., and Dal Santo, M. (eds.), A Companion to Gregory the Great (Leiden: Brill, 2013).

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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