Portrait of Andy Cain
Professor • Chair

HUMN 392

Spring 2024 Office Hours:
Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm
And by appointment

Andy Cain (PhD Cornell University 2003) specializes in the Greek and Latin literature of Late Antiquity (3rd-7th c. CE).

He has authored eight 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 Univ. 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 Univ. of America Press 2019); Jerome’s Commentaries on the Pauline Epistles and the Architecture of Exegetical Authority (Oxford 2021); and a large-scale commentary (with introduction, text, and translation) on Athanasius’ Greek Life of Antony which is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. He also has published dozens of journal articles and book chapters and four co-edited volumes. Works in progress include five co-edited volumes and several single-author book projects, including a monograph exploring the emergence of monastic hagiography as a literary phenomenon in Late Antiquity.

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