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Late Antique Letter CollectionsA Critical Introduction and Reference Guide$
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Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520281448

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520281448.001.0001

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The Letter Collection of Augustine of Hippo

The Letter Collection of Augustine of Hippo

(p.239) Fifteen The Letter Collection of Augustine of Hippo
Late Antique Letter Collections

Jennifer V. Ebbeler

University of California Press

Augustine may have acted as epistolographer-collector by beginning the process of publishing letters, or there is evidence that he kept his archives under tight control. It is, however, clear that an editor-collector—perhaps Possidius or some other admirer—exerted influence over the shape of the collection by formalizing a relatively small collection of Augustine’s letters that would circulate widely in the sixth-century. Later editors had more to add. Medieval scribes, early modern philologists, and modern scholars all discovered and continue to discover new Augustinian letters that get added to an ever-developing collection. The development of Augustine’s collection was —and continued to be into the twentieth century— a gradual process of accretion.

Keywords:   Jennifer Ebbeler, Augustine, Latin letters, Divjak, Maurist, Migne

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