Document: Letter 52
Incipit: Petis {a me} Nepotiane carissime
Addressee: Nepotian
Date: 394 (Kelly p. 190)
Earliest ms.: Paris, France: Bibliotheque Nationale, 446, f. 1-4v. 6th century. (Lambert, I: p. 605)
Latin Text: CSEL 54, pp. 413-441; Wright, pp. 188-228; Duff, pp. 195-206.
English Translation: Greenslade, pp. 312-29, Wright, pp. 189-229; Fremantle,  pp. 89-96
Notes: Nepotian, the nephew of Heliodorus (for whom see Letter 14), had, like his uncle, abandoned the military for the clerical calling, and was now a presbyter at Altinum, where Heliodorus was bishop. The letter is a systematic treatise on the duties of the clergy and on the rule of life which they ought to adopt. It had a great vogue, and called forth much indignation against Jerome. (Fremantle)

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