Yesterday, Hadean Press, the ever-hustlingUK-based occult publishing house announced the imminent release of Robert Nixon’s translation of aint Maria of Antioch. The publisher’s description says:
“…the story of Saint Cyprian, magician-turned-saint, is not unique. The narration offered in the pages of one of our latest Guides tells of a certain young woman named Maria, who lived in Antioch in Syria, within whose story are found manifest parallels in the story of St. Maria, Anthemius, and Magnus to that of St. Cyprian and St. Justina, similarly associated with Antioch. One can readily see Maria, Magnus, and Anthemius as corresponding respectively to the characters of Justina, Cyprian, and Aglaidus, yet the dynamic here is subtly and intriguingly distinctive.
“Saint Maria of Antioch has been translated by Robert Nixon from a Greek hagiographical sketch, the sole extant copy of which is to be found in a manuscript of uncertain antiquity held at the Medici Library at Florence, and which was reproduced in the Acta Sanctorum for May 29, published in 1688. The story of Saint Maria is a wonderful tale exhibiting in striking colors the capriciousness of the human heart, the presence and potency of spiritual forces, and the unpredictability of all earthly affairs. This title is also available as an epub, and on our EU site here. It will appear on Amazon for Kindle shortly.”