A. K. M. Adam. THE PILGRIMAGE OF ETHERIA. M.L. McClure and C. L. Feltoe, ed. and trans. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Once the identification with the Gallic Saint had fallen, the title of Itinerarium Egeriae became more popular than the one of Peregrinatio. 4th century. Hispania (Spain). The Itinerarium Egeriae, also known as Peregrinatio Egeriae or Aetheriae (for it is not strictly speaking an itinerarium), is the.
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Piety and pilgrimage in the age of Gratian, Harvard Theological Review81,p. John Bernard has noted that certain details of Egeria’s account that would support a later date—two churches mentioned in the Breviarium and Peregrinatio Theodosii both circa —are absent from Egeria’s otherwise detailed description of Jerusalem and thus confirm the 4th century dating.
The most documented hence reliable date seems to be the one established by Devos, who fixes the arrival in Jerusalem before Easter of ADand the return journey at the earliest in the Spring of AD Conversely, we will not discuss here the matters related to the origin or the status of Egeria, even if — for the sake of this research — it is essential to underline that we will consider the pilgrim as a wealthy yet not aristocratic woman, definitely a lay and not a nun.
Gamurrini published the Latin text and theorised the author was Saint Sylvia of Aquitaine.
Clysma is the basis from which the pilgrims undertake the ascend to Mount Sinai, that is reached usually after an overnight in a monastery Eg. This is invaluable because the development of liturgical worship e. Their Pilgrimage to Egeria has been highly anticipated, and I am delighted to recommend it enthusiastically.
Egeria provides a first-hand account of practices and implementation of liturgical seasons as they existed at the time of her visit. The appendices include not only a translation of the Letter of King Abgar and the text of the Bordeaux Pilgrim, but also fragments of Egeria’s account missing from the surviving text.
If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. Moreover, it is clear that the group stops over at the road-stations set up along the road of the Roman Empire only when there is no alternative.
More in detail, thanks to the integration with the testimony of Peter the Deacon, we can establish that the coastal route that Egeria follows from Jerusalem to Pelusiumeast of the Nile Delta, in Egypt, back to Clysma on the Gulf of Suez, where the pilgrims undertake the visit of the Sinai peninsula, includes 22 stopping places, whereas the route from Pelusium to Mount Sinai is divided in 12 staging posts Pet.
We will also stress that the comparison with other famous pilgrim women, like Melania Junior, Melania Senior and Paola, shows that, notwithstanding the fact that Egeria seems to enjoy a special treatment by the local clergy, she probably was offered the same treats as other pilgrims that, mainly when departing from far lands, clearly were able to afford such a demanding trip.
Once the identification with the Egerkae Saint had fallen, the title of Itinerarium Egeriae became more popular than the one of Peregrinatio. EgeriaEtheria or Aetheria was a woman, widely regarded to be the author of a detailed account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Christian or not, the month of February was then a time for purification in the fourth and fifth centuries. This is the translation of Egeria’s work that I will be using and assigning in my courses. Sign in with your library card. Additionally, she visited the burial places of Haranthe brother of Abrahamas well as the site where Eliezer met with Rebecca.
Fatigue and privation are of course part of the experience, but the displacement from one holy place to another is meaningful only if experienced in a religious context. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The sole MS, apart from fragments, was discovered at Arezzo in Candlemas recognizes the presentation of Jesus in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary forty days after giving birth Luke 2: There it is possible to obtain a supply of water and itinrarium the road toward the sea.
Retrieved from ” https: The long letter, dubbed Peregrinatio or Itinerarium Egeriaeis addressed to a circle of women at home. Sign in via your Institution. Ifinerarium August 20, Both this and the verse-by-verse commentary alongside the translated text draw on the most recent scholarship, making this essential reading for pilgrims, students, and scholars seeking insight into life and piety during one of Christianity’s most formative periods.
But, really, maps are not here to provide us complete satisfaction. Even if in the opening of the preserved text, just at the beginning of the ascend of Mount Sinai, it is explicitly said that the hike has been done on foot I.
Moss put it best when she said: Itinerzrium essential point for this essay is the discussion of the argument that Egeria was awarded the right to make free use of the infrastructures of the cursus publicusthe imperial office in charge of the management of traffic related to official business.
The whole party then, including the holy men that escort the pilgrims from Mount Sinai to Pharan, must have been provided of a mount. It is pointless to discuss whether the group is provided with the pass that awarded the right to make free use of the facilities for travellers offered in certain road-stations, included in the system of the cursus publicus.
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Itinerarium Egeriae – Oxford Classical Dictionary
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The actual title highlights the first part of the text, with the description of the peregrinations undertaken in several regions of the Middle East, and of the inbound trip from Jerusalem to Constantinople.
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