Palladius: The Lausiac History

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  • Title: Palladius: The Lausiac History
  • Author: Palladius of Galatia
  • ISBN: 9780809100835
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
Palladius: The Lausiac History

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Palladius: The Lausiac History

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  • Palladius of Galatia

    Palladius greek of Galatia, also known as Palladius of Helenopolis or Palladius of Aspuna or simply Palladius, was bishop of Helenopolis in Bithynia, and a devoted disciple of Saint John Chrysostom He is best remembered for his work, the Lausiac History he was also, in all probability, the author of the Dialogue on the Life of Chrysostom.Palladius was born in Galatia in 363 or 364, and dedicated himself to the monastic life in 386 or a little later He travelled to Egypt to meet the prototypical Christian monks, the Desert Fathers, for himself In 388 he arrived in Alexandria and about 390 he passed on to Nitria, and a year later to a district in the desert known as Cellia, from the multitude of its cells, where he spent nine years, first with Macarius of Alexandria and then with Evagrius Ponticus At the end of the time, his health having broken down, he went to Palestine in search of a cooler climate In 400 he was ordained bishop of Helenopolis in Bithynia, and soon became involved in the controversies which centred round St John Chrysostom The year 405 found him in Rome, whither he had gone to plead the cause of Chrysostom, his fidelity to whom resulted in his exile in the following year to Syene and the Thebaid, where he gained first hand knowledge of another part of Egypt In 412 413 he was restored, after a sojourn among the monks of the Mount of Olives His great work was written in 419 420 and was called the Lausiac History, being composed for Lausus, chamberlain at the court of Theodosius II He died some time in the decade 420 430.Not to be confused with Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius, who is also reffered as Palladius.



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  • An excellent collection of stories They are all quite brief and some of them quite fantastic, but the most common theme is the danger of pride and the need for humility Since the author met most of these people firsthand and he lets you know when his sources come from elsewhere , this collection is matter of fact than others, and sometimes there is no clear moral just a crazy story In many cases he tells the story, not of a saint, but of someone who goes far afield, and these can be quite helpf [...]


  • The Lausiac History has something for everyone The chronicle of a bishop who spent his time traveling from ascetic to ascetic listening to stories and documenting his time with them, the Lausiac History focuses on both those who fail and those who succeed in the ascetic life It s a source for information about Melania the Elder and her granddaughter along with several other important characters in the 4th century It contains a total of 71 accounts.




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