Early CSCO volumes from the Coptic series online

Via AWOL I learn that some of the early volumes of the Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium series are now online.  All of them are from the Scriptores Coptici sub-series.  The gentlemen responsible are the University of Chicago Oriental Institute.

Admittedly the volumes seem rather dull — Saint’s Lives and martyrdoms.  But it is something to have them!  The texts were often published in pairs of volumes: ‘textus’ with the Coptic text, and ‘versio’ with a Latin translation.

Well done the Oriental Institute.  More please!

UPDATE: Alin Suciu has found some more!

Much the most interesting of these is the Festal and Pastoral Letters of Athanasius in Coptic, as edited by Lefort.  Google translate is very good with French, so it should give some good results.  What I don’t quite know, however, is how these relate to other collections of such letters.


4 thoughts on “Early CSCO volumes from the Coptic series online

  1. Roger,

    What exactly is “Die Bucher der Einsetzung der Erzengel Michael und Gabriel” (The Book of the Creation of the Archangels Michael & Gabriel?)?? Can you find out the assigned composition-date and place of composition, and the production-date of its earliest MS?

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.

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