While the other vitae give Egypt as the place of his banishment, vita iv.
The story is a very old one, first found in the Vitae Patrum, X, cap.
Florentissimos vitae annos colligendo et laborando eidem impendit.
This study left its mark on mediaeval sermons and Vitae Sanctorum.
See the contemporary life by Vitorelli, continuator of Ciaconius, Vitae et res gestae summorum pontiff.
Pharnaces filius bellum ei intulit, qui, occisis a patre fratribus, vitae suae ipse timebat.
The reference, of course, is to the Vitae sanctorum whose number from the fourth century onward becomes legion.
And so, in the Vitae sanctorum, the joinder of suggestion and the will to believe literally worked marvels.
Yet there was little originality, and the vitae constantly reproduced like incidents.
Mediaeval Chronicles and Vitae rarely afford a broad and variegated picture of the world.