Friday, April 06, 2007

More Egeria

A few days after Egeria's mention here, the Reverend Chloe Breyer gives her a more thorough treatment in Slate:
The ease with which she attained military escorts through far-flung and dangerous places suggests high connections in the imperial court. Indeed, one line of research makes her out to be the daughter of a Spanish member of the court of Theodosius the Great, emperor from 379 to 395, and possibly the leader of what St. Jerome rancorously described as a wealthy and ostentatiously behaved travel party heading to the East at about that time.

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