グレゴリウス、St. Gregory of Tours(538-594)

メロビング朝フランク王国の聖職者、歴史家。オーベルニュ地方のクレルモン(→ クレルモンフェラン)で、ガリア在住のローマ元老院貴族の家門に生まれた。その一族からは多くの司教が出ており、彼自身も573年からロワール川沿いの都市トゥールの司教の地位にあった。http://jp.encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761574810/content.html

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07018b.htm

Gregory of Tours (c. 538 - November 17, 594?) was a Gallo-Roman historian and bishop of Tours, which made him the leading prelate of Gaul. He wrote in a clumsy, ungrammatical and barbarized late Latin attempt at a literary style, which is full of vitality nevertheless and many Frankish and Germanic terms. When inspiration fails, he is quick to fall back on the linguistic formulas of doctrine. Withal, he is the main contemporary source for Merovingian history. His most notable work was the Historia Francorum ("History of the Franks"), in ten books, but he is also known for his credulous accounts of the miracles of saints, especially four books of the miracles of Martin of Tours. Martin's tomb was a major draw in the 6th century, and Gregory's writings had a practical aspect of promoting this highly organized cultus. Gregory has been canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic church. Gregory shares the Gaulish appetite for miraculous events, the more incredible, the more thrilling.-wikipedia.en

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