Portrait of Andy Cain
Professor • Chair

HUMN 392

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Monday 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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. He also has published dozens of journal articles and book chapters and four co-edited volumes. Works in progress include three co-edited volumes and several single-author book projects, such as a monograph re-evaluating the life, writings, and legacy of Rufinus of Aquileia and a translation (with commentary) of Callinicus’ Life of Hypatios, a fifth-century Greek hagiographic text.

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 two book series, Writings from the Greco-Roman World (Brill/Society of Biblical Literature) and Fathers of the Church (Catholic University of America Press).