Saint Mary of Egypt, oral legend, Greek and Latin translation
The oral legend of Saint Mary of Egypt, whose death is assigned the date of about A.D. 430, was first recorded in Greek by Sophronius, bishop of Jerusalem, in the mid-sixth century; roughly two centuries later, Paulus, the deacon of the church of holy Naples, translated Sophronius’s text into Latin. While closely following his Greek source in the Latin translation, Paulus the deacon inserted a “Prologus auctoris,” an introductory allusion to the blinding and healing of Tobit by the archangel Raphael
"The Lioness in the Text: Mary of Egypt as Immasculated Female Saint,"
Quidditas: Vol. 21
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol21/iss1/3