Gregory I

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Saint Gregory the Great was Pope from 590 to 604, launching the famous Gregorian Mission, the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome, to convert the pagan Anglo-Saxons of England to Christianity. The epithet “the Great” reflects Gregory’s status as a celebrated writer as well as a ruler. The fourth and final of the traditional Latin Fathers of the Church, Gregory is now regarded as the first exponent of a truly medieval, sacramental spirituality. His Commentary on Job and his handbook for rulers, Pastoral Rule, were extremely popular treatises throughout the middle ages, while the Dialogues feature a compelling life of Saint Benedict and his many miracles. Gregory’s works provided practical wisdom and enlightenment for the people of the Dark Ages. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Gregory the Great’s collected works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Gregory’s life and works
* Features the major works of Gregory I, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the major texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes rare sermons by Gregory, first time in digital print
* Features three bonus biographies, including the Venerable Bede’s account of Gregory’s life — immerse yourself in the Saint’s ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Translations
Commentary on Job (Translated by J. Bliss, 1847)
Book of Pastoral Rule (Translated by James Barmby, 1879)
Register of Epistles (Translated by James Barmby, 1879)
The Dialogues of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope of Rome (Translated by P. W., 1911)
Selected Sermons (Translated by D. G. Hubert, 1901)

The Latin Texts
Regulae Pastoralis Liber
Homiliarum in Ezechielem Prophetam
Expositio in Canticum Canticorum

The Biographies
Extracts from ‘The Ecclesiastical History of the English People’ by Bede
Pope St. Gregory I by Gilbert Roger Hudleston
Saint Gregory by Frederick Homes Dudden

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