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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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 Greek Literature Greek Material Culture: III,1 the verb describing the hosting by the monks is itunerariumcontrary to the more conventional use of hospitio accipere, itinegarium, excipere.

But, really, maps are not here to provide us complete satisfaction. This fact in no way proves that Egeria belonged to the highest level of society, neither that she was using the Cursus Publicus.

Egeria (pilgrim)

I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the liturgies and buildings of Jerusalem in the introduction. One 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.

Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter iinerarium a subscription. It is the earliest extant graphic account of a Christian pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage of Etheria. The Oxford dictionary of Byzantium. There it is possible to obtain a supply of water and take the road toward the sea.

Patrology; the lives and works of the fathers of the church. However, the origins of the festival likely lay in the early fourth century. 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. Historical details it contains set the journey in the early s, making it the earliest of itinerraium kind.


Itinerarium Egeriae – Oxford Classical Dictionary

As already noted above, it is evident that the party makes use of mounts: After leaving Pharan, Egeria moves on itinerarim and reaches a mansio in the desert of Pharan, where she already stayed. He dated her pilgrimage to about —, during the reign of Theodosius I. Bronze Age Greek Material Culture: It is during the return trip from Sinai, via Pharan and Clysma, that we pick up the narration of the peregrinations.

Later, during egeriaae long stay in the Middle East the group ascends Mount Itinerarim. Gamurrini published the Latin text and theorised the author was Saint Sylvia of Aquitaine.

Itinerarium EgeriaeBiblioteca patristica 17Florence, Certainly, even without the maniacal precision of the report of the Pilgrim of Bordeaux, who annotated all main and intermediate stops along the itinerariun and the distances in between all of them, the Itinerarium Egeriae contains some interesting information about the modalities of travel at the end of the fourth century. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging. It is for the many holy men that generously offered hospitality to her party that the gratitude of Egeria is reserved Itiherarium.

In other occasions e. The long stay in Jerusalem is enriched by the description of the liturgy in use in the Holy Town; in this case, some interesting information about the modalities of travel leaks from the tale of the places where Egeria and her travel companions overnight. EgeriaEtheria or Aetheria was a woman, widely regarded to be the author of a detailed account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Some reflections on Egeria and her circle, The Classical Quarterly38,p. The return journey until the so-called mansio Arabia probably a term indicating a small settlementwhich encompasses 4 stops in mansionesis done with itineraroum support of a military patrol, escorting the group from one stop to the following, the stop being described as a mansioa monastery but also a castrum Eg.


In Itinsrarium ancient Clesmacorresponding to modern SuezEgeria spends a few days. Notify me of new comments via email. Sign in to annotate. Email required Address never made public.

This was in accordance with Jewish purity law Lev. 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.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Their Pilgrimage to Egeria has been highly anticipated, and I am delighted to recommend it enthusiastically. The places where Egeria and her party overnight are clearly of different type: Actually, the parchment, written at Montecassino and dated to the eleventh century, was found only at the end of the nineteenth century by Gian Francesco Gamurrini in the library of the Confraternita dei Laici in Arezzo.

In other occasions, mansio is used as a unit of distance e. For instance, in a few passes, the verb descendere indicates the action of stopping in a certain place e. On the way back, it is customary to overnight in Pharan current Feiran, where the party possibly stopped also on the outbound journeywhere the party stays for a two-days rest Eg.

Retrieved August 20, 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.

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