Another untranslated bit of Greek – Philip of Side

I’m still turning photocopies into PDF’s, and in the process finding projects I’d forgotten about.  I’ve found a couple of articles on the fragments of the 4th century Ecclesiastical History of Philip of Side, preserved in the Bodleian manuscript Barrocianus 142 (itself a mish-mash of historical excerpts).  No-one has ever translated the fragments into English.

I wish I could hire people who know Greek.  I’d solve that problem.


12 thoughts on “Another untranslated bit of Greek – Philip of Side

  1. Thank you very much for this. I find that Wirth’s book is snippet view only outside the USA, but fully-viewable and downloadable within. The link you give is to p.158 – that’s some other text, isn’t it?

    I think De Boor’s article is indeed from TU5, although my PDF doesn’t indicate this. One of the more annoying features of Adobe Acrobat — which I have running and OCR’ing a PDF at the moment — is that when it is running you can open no other PDF, so I can’t tell.

  2. Was the Pierius fragment listed here in this book ever translated into English?

  3. Thanks for the link to TU 5! in fact I do NOT have this; what I have is a paper from ZKG 6 p.478 on the contents of the Barroci manuscript. I was never able to obtain the TU 5 article, I now remember.

    Stephan, I can’t work out to what you’re referring – tell me more!

  4. In the book that Tom Schmidt’s link us to it is said to contain references to Philip of Side, Hegessipus and Pierius. I was wondering if the Pierius fragment there has been translated.

  5. Thanks I will go to your site, Stephen. It is a wonderful resource. This probably goes beyond the scope of Roger’s site but has anyone else noticed that there is reference in Musurillo’s Acts of the Christian Martyrs there is (in the earliest Greek fragment of one of the prominent martyrs of Alexandria) a reference to Pierius’ agreeing to partake in pagan sacrifices to avoid punishments. The claim comes from the Imperial representative while interrogating the Christian martyr who ends up dying for the faith. The name escapes me now.

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