bound together in priestly brotherhoods, the Benedictine monks conceived of themselves as priests bound together in military brotherhoods. 40 In this sense, the medieval monks were the legitimate heirs of the traditions of the army of the frontier, and it was they who were able to achieve what the army of the frontier had been unable to accomplish: the conquest of the Germans.
The festival list is somewhat late. The editors date it with certainty to the years from 224 to 235 and with some probability to the period from 225 to 227 (pp. 23-24).