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Vita sancti Germani

Constantius of Lyon
  • Latin
  • Non-Celtic texts
Life of St Germanus of Auxerre, written by Constantius of Lyon
Author
Constantius of LyonConstantius of Lyon
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Language
  • Latin
Date
5th century

Classification

Non-Celtic texts

Subjects

Germanus of AuxerreGermanus of Auxerre (d. c. 448 or c. 437) – bishop of Auxerre (Gaul), who was sent to Britain in c. 429/430 to oppose Pelagianism; commemorated as a saint.
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Sources

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[ed.] [tr.] Borius, René, Constance de Lyon: Vie de Saint Germain d'Auxerre, Sources Chrétiennes 112, Paris: Les Editions du Cerf, 1965.
Critical edition with a French translation
[ed.] Levison, Wilhelm, “XI: Vita Germani episcopi Autissiodorensis auctore Constantio”, in: Krusch, B., and W. Levison (eds.), Passiones vitaeque sanctorum aevi Merovingici (V), MGH Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum 7, Hanover and Leipzig, 1920. 225–283.
Digital MGH: <link>
[tr.] Hoare, F. R., “Constantius of Lyon: The Life of Saint Germanus of Auxerre”, in: Noble, Thomas F. X., and Thomas Head [eds], Soldiers of Christ: saints and saints' lives from Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994. 75–106.

Secondary sources (select)

Borius, René, Constance de Lyon: Vie de Saint Germain d'Auxerre, Sources Chrétiennes 112, Paris: Les Editions du Cerf, 1965.
2–106 Introduction
Thompson, E. A., Saint Germanus of Auxerre and the end of Roman Britain, Studies in Celtic History 6, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1984.
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