Sometime correspondent “Inepti Graeculi” has been working away on some of the untranslated works of Chrysostom, and also some of the mass of literature attributed to him in transmission.
This sort of work is excellent. Voicu has estimated that there are around 1,500 texts which are spuriously attributed to Chrysostom. They are, of course, works which lost their original author, but were considered sufficiently interesting to be preserved; which means that they deserve attention now. These translations should do much to make that happen!
There’s a list of material recently translated by IG at the bottom; but coming soon also is…
Ps.Chrysostom’s In Parabolam Ficu (CPG 4588) – a popular work that argues against the notion that God rejected the Jews (versions found in Syriac, Ethiopic, translated five times into Arabic (!), also in a very important manuscript in Slavonic etc etc. Wrongly ascribed to Severian of Gabala in the Armenian tradition. Voicu assigns this to an anonymous Cappadocian. The amazing Sever Voicu’s short outline of Chrystostom in the Oriental tradition is quite eye-opening.
I have also nearly finished Chrysostom’s Non Esse Desperandum (CPG 4390) which I very much enjoyed
Here are the recent releases!
|In Jordanem Fluvuium||4548||Attributed to Severian of Gabala by Marx (1939) but this was rejected by Altendorf (1957). Calvin should have read this.||0.1||Link|
|De Cognitione Dei||4703||A short homily in which the speaker relates that Christ’s advent brought the knowledge of god (θεογνωσία). He then briefly addresses neophytes and invites the audience to pilgrimage to the Jordan. Possibly delivered at Bethlehem on the night before the celebration of Christ’s baptism||0.1||Link
|Precatio in Obsessos||4710||One of several prayers published by Montfaucon (and reprinted by Migne) as a supplement to the Liturgy ascribed to John Chrysostom. Montfaucon sourced this text from Goar, Rituale Graecorum, Paris, 1647, p. 783. It was not included in Savile’s or Fronto’s Chrysostom edition. This little prayer is still found in the liturgical books of Eastern Orthodox churches.||0.2||Link|
|In Ingressum sanctorum jejuniorum||4665||On fasting and drunkenness. Ascribed to Proclus (Marx, Le Roy, De Aldama) or an anonymous sophistic rhetor (Musurillo)||0.1||Link|
|In sanctum Stephanum 2||4691||One of several homilies on the Protomartyr Stephen among the Ps.-Chrysostomica||0.1||Link|
|Encomium in sanctos martyres||4759||Text: Aubineau (1975)||0.1||Link|