Two Early Lives of Severos, Patriarch of Antioch
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
Severos lived during the important period when the reception of the Council of Chalcedon was still hotly debated. An opponent of the Council, Severos endured severe oppression and exile, and ultimately his many writings were condemned to be burned. But the two biographies translated here capture his life in exquisite detail—from his time as a student to his death in 538—in the process providing a fascinating look at ecclesiastical culture during that turbulent time. They will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of Christendom.