Portrait of Andy Cain

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Andy Cain (PhD Cornell 2003) specializes in late antique Greek and Latin literature but studies and teaches Latin literature from the Classical period to the Renaissance.

He is the author of over two dozen articles and 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 2017). 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). He is currently completing monographs on Athanasius’ Greek Life of Antony and Jerome’s commentaries on St. Paul, he is co-authoring A Patristic Latin Reader with David G. Hunter, and he is editing the Oxford Handbook of Jerome.

Prof. Cain is Associate Editor of the Journal of Late Antiquity and 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).