"Gregory of Nazianzus on the Bishop:
Imagining an Ideal — Orations 1-3, 6, and 42+ 43"

Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley

THE SIXTH MEETING OF 1998-99 will be held on Thursday, April 22nd from 7-9 pm in the Lounge on the second floor of Logan Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. Persons wishing to dine with other participants prior to the meeting should meet at 6 pm at Logan Hall (southeast of Locust Walk and 36th Street Walk). Take-out food (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) will be provided. Cost is $7 per person.

Please RSVP to either chairperson (adresses above), if possible, so that we might have a rough idea of how much food to arrange.

Recommended Readings

  • S. Elm, Virgins of God, Oxford, 1994. Part I: Asia Minor.
  • M. Gleason, Making Men, Princeton, 1994.
  • Gregorian orations 1-3, 6 and 42+43.
  • J.F. Matthews, Western Aristocracies and Imperial Court, Oxford, 1975.
  • R. Van Dam, "Self-Representation in the Will of Gregory of Nazianzus," JThS n.s. 46 1995, 118-148.

Also recall suggested readings from Vasiliki Limberis, in the opening session of PSCO 36:

  • Benoit Bain, "L'eglise de Cappadoce au IVe siecle d'apres la correspondance de Basile de Cesaree," Orientalia Christian Analecta 225 (1985).
  • Thomas Kopecek,"The Cappadocian Fathers and Civic Patriotism" Church History 43 (1974), 293-303.
  • Philip Rousseau, Basil of Caesarea University of California Press, 1994.
  • Raymond Van Dam, "Emperor, Bishops, and Friends in Late Antique Cappadocia," JTS 37(1986) 53-76.