Quite by accident I today learn of another projected translation of Origen’s Homilies on Ezekiel. It’s due to appear in January 2010 as part of the Ancient Christian Writers series, and translated by Thomas Scheck, who has translated several other volumes of Origen’s homilies. The Amazon advert is here.
Frankly this is a nuisance and a half. We’ll probably beat that deadline; but who needs two competing translations? More to the point, is it a sensible thing to do with my money?
Not sure what to do now.
UPDATE: I’ve written to Dr Scheck to ask the status of his work; but from his home page it appears to be complete.
I’ve done some calculations. The whole lot is about 200 pages of Latin in the SC edition, at $10 per page is $2,000. Of this, about a quarter is done and indeed paid for. So we’re talking about a further $1,500.
Perhaps the answer is to go upmarket, and add a Latin text as well as a translation.