Vale, the Cyprian Project

Rod Letchford has written and let me know that he has taken down the Cyprian Project, and allowed its domain name to expire.  This is sad news.  But apparently the number of  visitors was too low for him to carry on.  Various snapshots of the site may be found in the WaybackWhen machine at

One aspect of Rod’s site has already been missed, at least by me.  With immense labour, he compiled links to the PDF’s of the Patrologia Latina and Patrologia Graeca volumes online.   I linked to these from here, and I have always used them as my first point of reference for these things.  Now those lists are gone.

Rod has kindly allowed me to copy those files, and I have uploaded them to pages on this blog:

If anyone finds additional PDF’s, please add a note in the comment box on each page, and I will add them in.

Thank you, Rod, for the time and effort that you put into this.

I have to admit that I don’t dare look at the logs for the Tertullian Project.  I suspect that most of the material goes unvisited much of the time.  Fortunately the WordPress statistics for this blog provide enough encouragement that I continue to blog.

13 Responses to “Vale, the Cyprian Project”

  1. Steve Bricker

    Sad news indeed. I was an infrequent visitor to that site. Thank you (and Rod) for making the PDF lists available here.

  2. James Snapp, Jr.

    What about the other one — P.O., the series on Syriac writings, such as Severus? That was also a helpful collection of links! Any chance you could post that one too?

    Sorry to see the Cyprian Project disappear.

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.

  3. James Snapp, Jr.

    Oh wait — you mentioned that. (Scrolled right by it!)Never mind!


  4. Roger Pearse

    @Steve: I did the same.

    @James: I’ve added the PO list as a new page now.

  5. Walter Dunphy

    Thanks for reposting the lists – and to Rod for making them originally. In a comment to your first post somebody gave a re-direct to
    which seems to be slightly different. It also gives some further links at top of page – but I haven’t followed them through.

  6. Walter Dunphy

    Further to previous comment… Anybody working on Augustine should check out Primo Ciarlantini. He has online word index (Latin and Italian) to all Aug. May seem a bit daunting at first, but it works.

  7. Roger Pearse

    @Walter: My “first post”? Not sure what you have in mind!

  8. Walter Dunphy

    When you first introduced the Cyprian project. I think it is still in your archives, with the new link in the comments.

  9. Roger Pearse


  10. Rob Flammang

    Thanks for posting these. It’s always nice to have alternatives to thwart the inevitability of link-rot.

    For myself, I’ve been using this neat index to the otherwise useless Google Books:

  11. Roger Pearse

    The and are both useful sites, aren’t they? I wonder who is responsible?

  12. Fr John D'Alton

    Re: Tertullian site- you’d be surprised how often i go there for resources that simply can’t be found anywhere else 🙂 Thanks for your efforts and don’t give up!

  13. Roger Pearse

    Thank you for your kind words. But I have had a bereavement, and I am deeply distressed. Please pray that I do the right things.