Saint Sylvia of Aquitaine

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Saint Sylvia of Aquitaine was a fourth century pilgrim from Aquitaine. She was the sister of Rufinus, the prime minister of the Byzantine Empire under Theodosius and Arcadius.[1] Palladius' Lausiac History tells she journeyed in the age of 60, and prided in her ascetic habits.[2]

In the late 19th century she was thought the author of a detailed pilgrimage account, which is now attributed to Egeria.[3]


  1. ^ Bardenhewer, Otto (1908). Patrology; the lives and works of the fathers of the church. trans. Thomas Joseph Shahan. B. Herder. p. 424. 
  2. ^ Palladius of Galatia (1918). The Lausiac History Of Palladius. W. K. Lowther Clarke. The Macmillan Company. Retrieved 2015-08-16.  html
  3. ^ M.L. McClure; C. L. Feltoe (1919). "Introduction". The Pilgrimage of Etheria. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.