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Sancti Patris Nostri Clementis Romani Epistolae Binae de Virginitate

The Epistles of Clement on Virginity: Syriac with Latin Translation


Edited and Translated by Joannes Theodore Beelen
This volume is a complete presentation and study of the two letters “On Virginity” ascribed to Clement of Rome, only fragmentarily extant in Greek, but surviving complete in Syriac.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-249-4
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Mar 27,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 441
Language: Latin
ISBN: 978-1-61719-249-4
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Among the spurious works attached to the name of Clement of Rome are two letters “On Virginity,” which are only fragmentarily extant in Greek, but survive complete in Syriac. This volume is a complete presentation and study of these letters. First, Beelen gives a prolegomena of almost 100 pages covering the manuscript situation for the work (this edition based on an Amsterdam manuscript), the question of authenticity, and the literary history of the work. Previous scholarship is often discussed, especially that of Wetstein. Then Beelen presents the Syriac text with a fresh Latin translation, and numerous observations help explain the text. Then he gives the Syriac text again, this time with vowels and grammatical and lexical notes. An appendix presents the earlier Latin translation of Wetstein and the German one of Zingerle; another appendix includes, in Syriac and Latin, some exegetical fragments from the same manuscript as the letters edited here. Subject, Scripture, and grammatical-lexical indices conclude the volume.

Among the spurious works attached to the name of Clement of Rome are two letters “On Virginity,” which are only fragmentarily extant in Greek, but survive complete in Syriac. This volume is a complete presentation and study of these letters. First, Beelen gives a prolegomena of almost 100 pages covering the manuscript situation for the work (this edition based on an Amsterdam manuscript), the question of authenticity, and the literary history of the work. Previous scholarship is often discussed, especially that of Wetstein. Then Beelen presents the Syriac text with a fresh Latin translation, and numerous observations help explain the text. Then he gives the Syriac text again, this time with vowels and grammatical and lexical notes. An appendix presents the earlier Latin translation of Wetstein and the German one of Zingerle; another appendix includes, in Syriac and Latin, some exegetical fragments from the same manuscript as the letters edited here. Subject, Scripture, and grammatical-lexical indices conclude the volume.

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  • Series Foreword (page 5)
  • PRAEFATIO (page 7)
  • NORMINA FAUTORUM ET PROMOTORUM HUJUS OPERIS (page 9)
  • ELENCHUS EORUM QUAE HOC LIBRO CONTINENTUR (page 19)
  • PROLEGOMENA (page 21)
  • PARS PRIOR (page 111)
  • EPISTOLA PRIOR BEATI CLEMENTIS DISCIPULI PETRI APOSTOLI (page 115)
  • EPISTOLA POSTERIOR EJUSDEM CLEMENTIS (page 183)
  • PARS ALTERA (page 227)
  • APPENDIX PRIOR (page 331)
  • DER ERSTE BRIEF DES HEILIGEN KLEMENS VON ROM AN DIE JUNGFRAUEN (page 332)
  • PORRO EPISTOLA PRIOR BEATI CLEMENTIS DISCIPULI PETRI APOSTOLI (page 333)
  • DER ZWEYTE BRIEF DES HEILIGEN KLEMENS VON ROM AN DIE JUNGFRAUEN (page 370)
  • PORRO EPISTOLA SECUNDA EJUSDEM BEATI CLEMENTIS (page 371)
  • APPENDIX POSTERIOR (page 407)
  • INDICES (page 425)
  • Menda typothetae quorum pleraque in omnibua hujun operis exemplaribus inveniuntur (page 441)
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