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Evagrius of PontusThe Greek Ascetic Corpus$
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Robert E. Sinkewicz

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259939

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.001.0001

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Thirty-Three Ordered Chapters

Thirty-Three Ordered Chapters

(p.224) 11 Thirty-Three Ordered Chapters
Evagrius of Pontus

Robert E. Sinkewicz

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an English translation of the ascetic corpus writing of Evagrius of Pontus about the thirty-three ordered chapters on the definitions of the passions of the rational soul. This treatise consists of a collection of short chapters. The first section defines a variety of ailments, mostly taken from the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, as particular passions of the soul. This translation cites relevant biblical verses, not mentioned in the Greek text, for the convenience of the readers.

Keywords:   Evagrius of Pontus, ascetic corpus writing, passions, rational soul, ailments, passions

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