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Writings Of Leo The Great - Leo the Great

Title Page

Prefatory Note.

Introduction.

Manuscripts.

Editions.

Translations.

Authorities and Materials.

Letter I. To the Bishop of Aquileia.

Letter II. To Septimus, Bishop of Altinum.

Letter III. From Paschasinus, Bishop of Lilybæum.

Letter IV. To the Bishops appointed in Campania, Picenum, Etruria, and all the Provinces.

Letter V. To the Metropolitan Bishops of Illyricum.

Letter VI. To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica.

Letter VII. To the Bishops throughout Italy.

Letter VIII. The Ordinance of Valentinian III. concerning the Manichæans.

Letter IX. To Dioscorus, Bishop of Alexandria.

Letter X. To the Bishops of the Province of Vienne. In the matter of Hilary, Bishop of Arles .

Letter XI. An Ordinance of Valentinianus III.

Letter XII. Leo, bishop of the city of Rome, to all the bishops of Mauritania Cæsariensis in Africa, greeting the Lord.

Letter XIII. To the Metropolitan Bishops in the Provinces of Illyricum.

Letter XIV. To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica.

Letter XV. To Turribius, Bishop of Asturia , upon the errors of the Priscillianists.

Letter XVI. To the Bishops of Sicily.

Letter XVII . To All the Bishops of Sicily.

Letter XVIII. To Januarius, Bishop of Aquileia .

Letter XIX. To Dorus, Bishop of Beneventum.

Letter XX. To Eutyches, an Abbot of Constantinople.

Letter XXI. From Eutyches to Leo .

Letter XXII . The first from Flavian, Bp. of Constantinople to Pope Leo.

Letter XXIII. To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter XXIV. To Theodosius Augustus II.

Letter XXV. From Peter Chrysologus, Bishop of Ravenna, to Eutyches, the Presbyter.

Letter XXVI . A Second One from Flavian to Leo.

Letter XXVII. To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter XXVIII. To Flavian commonly called |the Tome.|

Letter XXIX. To Theodosius Augustus.

Letter XXX. To Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter XXXI. To Pulcheria Augusta .

Letter XXXII. To the Archimandrites of Constantinople .

Letter XXXIII. To the Synod of Ephesus .

Letter XXXIV. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter XXXV. To Julian, Bishop of Cos .

Letter XXXVI. To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter XXXVII . To Theodosius Augustus.

Letter XXXVIII . To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter XXXIX. To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter XL. To the Bishops of the Province of Arles in Gaul.

Letter XLI. To Ravennius, Bishop of Arles.

Letter XLII. To Ravennius, Bishop of Arles.

Letter XLIII . To Theodosius Augustus.

Letter XLIV. To Theodosius Augustus.

Letter XLV. To Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter XLVI. From Hilary, then Deacon (afterwards Bishop of Rome) to Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter XLVII. To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica.

Letter XLVIII. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter XLIX. To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter L. To the people of Constantinople, by the hand of Epiphanius and Dionysius, Notary of the Church of Rome.

Letter LI. To Faustus and other Presbyters and Archimandrites in Constantinople.

Letter LII. From Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus, to Leo. (See vol. iii. of this Series, p. 293.)

Letter LIII. A fragment of a letter from Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople, to Leo (about his consecration).

Letter LIV. To Theodosius Augustus (asking for a synod in Italy).>

Letters LV. to LVIII. A series of Letters.

Letter LIX. To the Clergy and People of the City of Constantinople.

Letter LX. To Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter LXI. To Martinus and Faustus, Presbyters.

Letter LXV. From the Bishops of the Province of Arles.

Letter LXVI. Leo's Reply to Letter LXV.

Letter LXVII . To Ravennius, Bishop of Arles.

Letter LXVIII. From Three Gallic Bishops to St. Leo.

Letter LXIX. (To Theodosius Augustus.)

Letter LXX. To Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter LXXI. To the Archimandrites of Constantinople.

Letter LXXII. To Faustus, One of the Archimandrites at Constantinople.

Letter LXXIII. From Valentinian and Marcian.

Letter LXXIV. To Martinus, Another of the Archimandrites at Constantinople.

Letter LXXV. To Faustus and Martinus Together.

Letter LXXVI. From Marcianus Augustus to Leo.

Letter LXXVII. From Pulcheria Augusta to Leo.

Letter LXXVIII. Leo's Answer to Marcianus.

Letter LXXIX. To Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter LXXX. (To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.)

Letter LXXXI. To Bishop Julian.

Letter LXXXII. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter LXXXIII. To the Same Marcian.

Letter LXXXIV. To Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter LXXXV. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter LXXXVI. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter LXXXVII. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter LXXXVIII. To Paschasinus, Bishop of Lilybæum.

Letter LXXXIX. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter XC. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter XCI. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter XCII. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter XCIII. To the Synod of Chalcedon.

Letter XCIV. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter XCV. To Pulcheria Augusta by the Hand of Theoctistus the Magistrian .

Letter XCVI. To Ravennius, Bishop of Arles.

Letter XCVII. From Eusebius, Bishop of Milan, to Leo.

Letter XCVIII. From the Synod of Chalcedon to Leo.

Letter XCIX. From Ravennus and Other Gallic Bishops.

Letter C. From the Emperor Marcian.

Letter CI. From Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople, to Leo.

Letter CII. To the Gallic Bishops.

Letter CIII. To the Gallic Bishops.

Letter CIV. Leo, the Bishop, to Marcian Augustus.

Letter CV. (To Pulcheria Augusta about the self-seeking of Anatolius.)

Letter CVI. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople, in rebuke of his self-seeking.

Letter CVII. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CVIII. To Theodore, Bishop of Forum Julii.

Letter CIX. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CX. From Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXI. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXII. To Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter CXIII. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CXIV. To the Bishops Assembled in Synod at Chalcedon.

Letter CXV. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXVI. To Pulcheria Augusta.

Letter CXVII. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CXVIII. To the Same Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CXIX. To Maximus, Bishop of Antioch, by the hand of Marian the Presbyter, and Olympius the Deacon.

Letter CXX. To Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus, on Perseverance in the Faith.

Letters CXXI. and CXXII. The former to Marcian Augustus, and the other to Julian the Bishop.

Letter CXXIII. To Eudocia Augusta , about the Monks of Palestine .

Letter CXXIV. To the Monks of Palestine.

Letter CXXV. To Julian, the Bishop, by Count Rodanus.

Letter CXXVI. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXXVII. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CXXVIII. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXXIX. To Proterius, Bishop of Alexandria.

Letter CXXX. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXXXI. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CXXXII. From Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople, to Leo.

Letter CXXXIII. From Proterius, Bishop of Alexandria, to Leo.

Letter CXXXIV. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXXXV. To Anatolius.

Letter CXXXVI. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXXXVII. To the same, and on the same day.

Letter CXXXVIII. To the Bishops of Gaul and Spain.

Letter CXXXIX. To Juvenal, Bishop of Jerusalem.

Letter CXL. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CXLI. To the Same.

Letter CXLII. To Marcian Augustus.

Letter CXLIII. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter CXLIV. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CXLV. To Leo Augustus .

Letter CXLVI. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter CXLVII. To Julian, Bishop of Cos, and Aetius, the Presbyter.

Letter CXLVIII. To Leo Augustus.

Letter CXLIX. To Basil, Bishop of Antioch.

Letter CL. To Euxitheus, Bishop of Thessalonica (and Others).

Letter CLI. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter CLII. To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

Letter CLIII. To Aetius, Presbyter of Constantinople.

Letter CLIV. To the Egyptian Bishops.

Letter CLV. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter CLVI. To Leo Augustus.

Letter CLVII. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

Letter CLVIII . To the Catholic Bishops of Egypt Sojourning in Constantinople.

Letter CLIX. To Nicætas, Bishop of Aquileia.

Letter CLX. (See Letter CLVIII.)

Letter CLXI. To the Presbyters, Deacons and Clergy of the Church of Constantinople.

Letter CLXII. To Leo Augustus.

Letter CLXIII. To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople. By Patritius the Deacon the Deacon.

Letter CLXIV. To Leo Augustus.

Letter CLXV. To Leo Augustus.

Letter CLXVI. To Neo, Bishop of Ravenna.

Letter CLXVII . To Rusticus, Bishop of Gallia Narbonensis, with the replies to his Questions on various points.

Letter CLXVIII. To all the Bishops of Campania, Samnium and Picenum.

Letter CLXIX. To Leo Augustus.

Letter CLXX. To Gennadius, Bishop of Constantinople .

Letter CLXXI. To Timothy, Bishop of Alexandria.

Letter CLXXII. To the Presbyters and Deacons of the Church of Alexandria.

Letter CLXXIII. To Certain Egyptian Bishops.

Sermon I. Preached on his Birthday , or day of Ordination.

Sermon II. On his Birthday, II.: Delivered on the Anniversary of his Consecration.

Sermon III. On His Birthday, III: Delivered on the Anniversary of his Elevation to the Pontificate.

Sermon IX. Upon the Collections , IV.

Sermon X. On the Collections, V.

Sermon XII. On the Fast of The Tenth Month, I.

Sermon XVI. On the Fast of the Tenth Month.

Sermon XVII. On the Fast of the Tenth Month, VI.

Sermon XIX. On the Fast of the Ten Month, VIII.

Sermon XXI. On the Feast of the Nativity, I.

Sermon XXII. On the Feast of the Nativity, II.

Sermon XXIII. On the Feast of the Nativity, III.

Sermon XXIV. On the Feast of the Nativity, IV.

Sermon XXVI. On the Feast of the Nativity, VI.

Sermon XXVII. On the Feast of the Nativity, VII.

Sermon XXVIII. On the Festival of the Nativity, VIII.

Sermon XXXI. On the Feast of the Epiphany, I.

Sermon XXXIII. On the Feast of the Epiphany, III.

Sermon XXXIV. On the Feast of the Epiphany, IV.

Sermon XXXVI. On the Feast of the Epiphany, VI.

Sermon XXXIX. On Lent, I.

Sermon XL. On Lent, II.

Sermon XLII. On Lent, IV.

Sermon XLVI. On Lent, VIII.

Sermon XLIX. On Lent, XI.

Sermon LI. A Homily delivered on the Saturday before the Second Sunday in Lent--on the Transfiguration, S. Matt. xvii. 1-13

Sermon LIV. On the Passion, III.; delivered on the Sunday before Easter.

Sermon LV. On the Lord's Passion IV., delivered on Wednesday in Holy Week.

Sermon LVIII. (On the Passion, VII.)

Sermon LIX. (On the Passion, VIII.: on Wednesday in Holy Week.)

Sermon LXII. (On the Passion, XI.)

Sermon LXIII. (On the Passion, XII.: preached on Wednesday.)

Sermon LXVII. (On the Passion, XVI.: delivered on the Sunday.)

Sermon LXVIII. (On the Passion, XVII.: delivered on the Wednesday.)

Sermon LXXI. (On the Lord's Resurrection, I.; delivered on Holy Saturday in the Vigil of Easter .)

Sermon LXXII. (On the Lord's Resurrection, II.)

Sermon LXXIII. (On the Lord's Ascension, I.)

Sermon LXXIV. (On the Lord's Ascension, II.)

Sermon LXXV. (On Whitsuntide, I.)

Sermon LXXVII. (On Whitsuntide, III.)

Sermon LXXVIII. (On the Whitsuntide Fast, I.)

Sermon LXXXII. On the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul (June 29).

Sermon LXXXIV . Concerning the Neglect of the Commemoration.

Sermon LXXXV. On the Feast of S. Laurence the Martyr (Aug. 10).

Sermon LXXXVIII. On the Fast of the Seventh Month, III .

Sermon XC. (On the Fast of Seventh Month, V.)

Sermon XCI. On the Fast of the Seventh Month, VI.

Sermon XCV. A Homily on the Beatitudes, St. Matt. v. 1-9

THE Book of Pastoral Rule, and Selected Epistles, OF GREGORY THE GREAT BISHOP OF ROME,

Prefatory Note.

Prolegomena.

Pedigree of Kings of Gaul

The Book of Pastoral Rule. Preface.

The Book of Pastoral Rule

Chapter I. That the unskilful venture not to approach an office of authority.

Chapter II. That none should enter on a place of government who practise not in life what they have learnt by study.

Chapter III. Of the weight of government; and that all manner of adversity is to be despised, and prosperity feared.

Chapter IV. That for the most part the occupation of government dissipates the solidity of the mind.

Chapter V. Of those who are able to profit others by virtuous example in supreme rule, but fly from it in pursuit of their own ease.

Chapter VI. That those who fly from the burden of rule through humility are then truly humble when they resist not the divine decrees.

Chapter VII. That sometimes some laudably desire the office of preaching, while others, as laudably, are drawn to it by compulsion.

Chapter VIII. Of those who covet pre-eminence, and seize on the language of the Apostle to serve the purpose of their own cupidity.

Chapter IX. That the mind of those who wish for pre-eminence for the most part flatters itself with a feigned promise of good works.

Chapter X. What manner of man ought to come to rule.

Chapter XI. What manner of man ought not to come to rule.

Part II. Of the Life of the Pastor. Chapter I. How one who has in due order arrived at a place of rule ought to demean himself in it.

Chapter II. That the ruler should be pure in thought.

Chapter III. That the ruler should be always chief in action.

Chapter IV. That the ruler should be discreet in keeping silence, profitable in speech.

Chapter V. That the ruler should be a near neighbour to every one in compassion, and exalted above all in contemplation.

Chapter VI. That the ruler should be, through humility, a companion of good livers, but, through the zeal of righteousness, rigid against the vices of evildoers.

Chapter VII. That the ruler relax not his care for the things that are within in his occupation among the things that are without, nor neglect to provide for the things that are without in his solicitude for the things that are within.

Chapter VIII. That the ruler should not set his heart on pleasing men, and yet should give heed to what ought to please them.

Chapter IX. That the ruler ought to be careful to understand how commonly vices pass themselves off as virtues.

Chapter X. What the ruler's discrimination should be between correction and connivance, between fervour and gentleness.

Chapter XI. How intent the ruler ought to be on meditations in the Sacred Law.

Part III. How the Ruler, While Living Well, Ought to Teach and Admonish Those that are Put Under Him.

Chapter I. What diversity there ought to be in the art of preaching.

Chapter II. How the poor and the rich should be admonished.

Chapter III. How the joyful and the sad are to be admonished.

Chapter IV. How subjects and prelates are to be admonished.

Chapter V. How servants and masters are to be admonished.

Chapter VI. How the wise and the dull are to be admonished.

Chapter VII. How the impudent and bashful are to be admonished.

Chapter VIII. How the forward and the faint-hearted are to be admonished.

Chapter IX. How the impatient and the patient are to be admonished.

Chapter X. How the kindly-disposed and the envious are to be admonished.

Chapter XI. How the simple and the crafty are to be admonished.

Chapter XII. How the whole and the sick are to be admonished.

Chapter XIII. How those who fear scourges and those who contemn them are to be admonished.

Chapter XIV. How the silent and the talkative are to be admonished.

Chapter XV. How the slothful and the hasty are to be admonished.

Chapter XVI. How the meek and the passionate are to be admonished.

Chapter XVII. How the humble and the haughty are to be admonished.

Chapter XVIII. How the obstinate and the fickle are to be admonished.

Chapter XIX. How those who use food intemperately and those who use it sparingly are to be admonished.

Chapter XX. How to be admonished are those who give away what is their own, and those who seize what belongs to others.

Chapter XXI. How those are to be admonished who desire not the things of others, but keep their own; and those who give of their own, yet seize on those of others.

Chapter XXII. How those that are at variance and those that are at peace are to be admonished.

Chapter XXIII. How sowers of strifes and peacemakers are to be admonished.

Chapter XXIV. How the rude in sacred learning, and those who are learned but not humble, are to be admonished.

Chapter XXV. How those are to be admonished who decline the office of preaching out of too great humility, and those who seize on it with precipitate haste.

Chapter XXVI. How those are to be admonished with whom everything succeeds according to their wish, and those with whom nothing does.

Chapter XXVII. How the married and the single are to be admonished.

Chapter XXVIII. How those are to be admonished who have had experience of the sins of the flesh, and those who have not.

Chapter XXIX. How they are to be admonished who lament sins of deed, and those who lament only sins of thought.

Chapter XXX. How those are to be admonished who abstain not from the sins which they bewail, and those who, abstaining from them, bewail them not.

Chapter XXXI. How those are to be admonished who praise the unlawful things of which they are conscious, and those who while condemning them, in no wise guard against them.

Chapter XXXII. How those are to be admonished who sin from sudden impulse and those who sin deliberately.

Chapter XXXIII. How those are to be admonished who commit very small but frequent faults, and those who, while avoiding such as are very small, are sometimes plunged in such as are grievous.

Chapter XXXIV. How those are to be admonished who do not even begin good things, and those who do not finish them when begun.

Chapter XXXV. How those are to be admonished who do bad things secretly and good things openly, and those who do contrariwise.

Chapter XXXVI. Concerning the exhortation to be addressed many at once, that It may so aid the virtues of each among them that vices contrary to such virtues may not grow up through it.

Chapter XXXVII. Of the exhortation to be applied to one person, who labours under contrary passions.

Chapter XXXVIII. That sometimes lighter vices are to be left alone, that more grievous ones may be removed.

Chapter XXXIX. That deep things ought not to be preached at all to weak souls.

Chapter XL. Of the work and the voice of preaching.

Part IV. How the Preacher, When He Has Accomplished All Aright, Should Return to Himself, Lest Either His Life or His Preaching Lift Him Up.

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