by Theodoret of Cyrrhus, translated by R. M. Price. A collection of over 30 lives of monastics of northern Syria who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries. It is an often referenced source work for information on monasticism and lives of the famous ascetics of the period and locality. Contains the lives of such popular saints as Symeon the Stylite, Palladius, Domnina, and James of Nisibis. 223 pages, softcover.