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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Later, during the long stay in the Middle East the group ascends Mount Nebo.

The Oxford dictionary of Byzantium. This is the translation of Egeria’s work that Egeriaae will be using and assigning in my courses. Itinerarium EgeriaeBiblioteca patristica 17Florence, Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging. Such is the case of the ecclesiae offering lodging, where indeed Egeria stays 3 consecutive nights Eg.

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VII, 4 that, in this stretch of road, this escorting service is customary. Furthermore, sometimes mansio indicates a shorter stay only one nightcompared to itonerarium longer stay e.

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 egeriiae aristocratic woman, definitely a lay and not a nun.

Moreover, it is clear that the group stops over at the road-stations set up itineearium the road of the Roman Empire only when there is no alternative. There are another 5 stopping-places to return to Clysma, reaching first the mansio supra Maremwhere, referring to the facilities for travellers, Egeria comments the skill of the camel-drivers Eg.


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The introduction and commentary are thorough and itinerqrium. 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.

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. Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

The initial missing part egerriae the text might have contained information about the protagonist, a woman who Gamurrini identified with St.

Itinerarium Egeriae

In Clysma ancient Clesmacorresponding to modern SuezEgeria spends a few days. How the codex was found. Here, we will discuss some of these details, often neglected when not misinterpreted by scholarship. 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 eyeriae in the Spring of AD On the Liturgical Year.

It is evident, then, that, even if in fragmentary elements, the Itinerarium Egeriae provides us with some interesting notes egediae the habits of pilgrims and the practicalities of travel. It is pointless to discuss whether the group is provided with the pass that awarded the right to make free itiinerarium of the facilities for travellers offered in certain road-stations, included in the system of the cursus publicus.

The analysis of the other sets of sources juridical, literary, epigraphical clearly shows how hard the imperial administration tried to keep itineraium only the road network but also the whole communication and transportation system efficient. A critical analysis of the contexts in which the term is used rather shows that, in most cases, mansio is a general term to indicate a place where it is possible to stay, directly deriving from the verb manere.


Once the identification with the Gallic Saint had fallen, the title of Itinerarium Egeriae became more popular than the one of Peregrinatio. More Posts – Website.

Egeria (pilgrim)

However, others including Hagith Sivan, have pointed out that during Egeria’s time it was common to address fellow lay Christians as “sisters” and “brothers. Piety and pilgrimage in the age of Gratian, Harvard Theological Review81,p. The text is a narrative apparently written at the end of Egeria’s journey from notes she took en route, and addressed to her ‘dear ladies’: Since the relatively recent discovery of the parchment reporting the incomplete narrative of a journey undertaken to the Holy Land, the text of the so-called Itinerarium Egeriae formerly known as Peregrinatio Aetheriae has attracted an amazing attention from scholars.

Don’t have an account? The Itinerarium Egeriae has provided scholars with valuable information about developments in the grammar and vocabulary of Vulgar Latin. McGowan and Bradshaw’s volume does ample justice to the many recent insights from pilgrimage studies and gender theory found in this crucial early Christian text.

In the first extant part of the text, she describes the journey from her approach to Mount Sinai until her stop in Constantinople.