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The Life of Saint Helia

Critical Edition, Translation, Introduction, and Commentary

Edited by Virginia Burrus and Marco Conti

Oxford Early Christian Texts

  • Makes a new primary source available for the study of late ancient Christianity; this is the first critical edition to be based on both surviving manuscripts
  • Provides an English translation
  • Provides an extensive introduction as well as commentary to contextualize and explicate the work
  • Features a text about women and represents those women as eloquent public speakers; adds to the relatively small number of female hagiographies surviving from antiquity
  • Features a dialogue text; adds to the relatively small number of Christian dialogues surviving from antiquity
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