Portrait of Andy Cain
Professor • Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies

HUMN 392

Office Hours (remote):

By Appointment

Andy Cain (PhD Cornell 2003) specializes in the Greek and Latin literature of Late Antiquity.

He is the author of six books: The Letters of Jerome: Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity (Oxford 2009); St. Jerome, Commentary on Galatians (Catholic University of America Press 2010); Jerome’s Epitaph on Paula: A Commentary on Jerome's Epitaphium Sanctae Paulae (Oxford 2013); Jerome and the Monastic Clergy: A Commentary on Letter 52 to Nepotian (Brill 2013); The Greek Historia monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century (Oxford 2016); Rufinus, Enquiry about the Monks of Egypt (Catholic University of America Press 2019). He has co-edited two books: The Power of Religion in Late Antiquity (Ashgate 2009) and Jerome of Stridon: His Life, Writings and Legacy (Ashgate 2009). Current projects include a large-scale commentary on Athanasius’ Greek Life of Antony, one co-authored book, A Patristic Latin Reader (with David G. Hunter), and two co-edited books, The Oxford Handbook of Jerome (with Stefan Rebenich) and Festschrift in Honor of Danuta R. Shanzer (with Gregory Hays).

Prof. Cain is Editor of the Journal of Late Antiquity. He also serves on the editorial board of two book series, Fathers of the Church (Catholic University of America Press) and Writings from the Greco-Roman World (Brill/Society of Biblical Literature).