Possidius, Life of St. Augustine

I was excited yesterday to discover an out-of-copyright English translation of the Life of St. Augustine by his friend Possidius.  The translation was done in 1919 along with a Latin text, originally as a dissertation (which is online here at Archive.org), then published in the same year. 

The text escaped me because it was published under a Latin title, which usually signifies a Latin text without translation.  I suspect it escaped a lot of people!  It is my intention to scan it and place it online.

I’ve not read it yet, but the life is apparently not a hagiography but more a biography.  If so, this would make it valuable.

The Edinburgh translators of St. Augustine’s works — now found in the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers series — commissioned a translation of Possidius along with the Augustine.  Unfortunately they commissioned it from a busy man, who never actually made the translation. 


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