Life of Melania the Younger

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The translation of the Vita of a rich Roman matron who was famous throughout the Christian world for her renunciations and her dedication to Christ. This fascinating account reveals a woman who exerted a very strong influence on the development of ascetic ideals in the time of the early Church. Includes an extensive scholarly apparatus by Elizabeth Clark. An important source for studies of women during the late Empire.


". . . of great importance for the study of Christianity in the last years of the 4th century and the first half of the 5th century. . . . a remarkably informative work." - ADRIS

". . . a masterpiece of scholarship." - Patristics

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