The Life of Saint Gregory the Great Vita Sancti Gregorii Magni By Paul the Deacon: A Translation and Commentary
Jones, Mary Emmanuel R.S.M.
Catholicism , Classics , Gregory the Great
This translation of the Vita Sanoti Gregorii Magni of Paul the Deacon was made at the suggestion and under the direction of Doctor Leo V. Jacks, head of the Classical Department of the Creighton University Graduate School, An interest in the life of this illustrious pontiff had been awakened in the translator by the excellent course in the Correspondence of Saint Gregory the Great which Doctor Jacks presented during the summer session of 1947. The translation was made from the Migne edition, the Vita Sanoti Gregorii Magni of Paul the Deacon being contained in volume LXXV of the Patrologia Latina. Paul wrote this Vita between 770 and 780, It is a significant work, agreeing as it does with the writings of Saint Gregory and his contemporaries and setting forth the life of this great Churchman in a manner that is dignified and clear as well as historically correct.
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