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Catenae Graecorum Patrum

Postby Jonathan Robie » March 7th, 2012, 4:15 pm

Found following a tip from Stephen Carlson:

Catenae Graecorum Patrum(Chain of Greek Fathers) on New Testament.
J.A. Cramer. 1844. Roman Catholic. 8 vols.

Interesting for people who want to read commentaries on the Greek text, written in Greek.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Catenae Graecorum Patrum

Postby ed krentz » March 8th, 2012, 1:43 pm

This is a marvelous resource. However, the author is a good 19th century Anglican, not a Roman Catholic. He was typical of the stress on patristics in the Anglo-Catholic (also called the Oxford Movement).

The Greek language here is not Koine or NT; the fathers cited wrote much more literary Greek. The vocabulary will challenge, as will the word order. You will need to have Lampe's great lexicon of patristic Greek, compiled as a large supplement to LSJG, when they decided that the 9th edition of LSJ could no longer include the whole patristic Greek vocabulary.

You can download PDFs of all eight volumes from

http://www.archive.org/details/CatenaeG ... wTestament

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Re: Catenae Graecorum Patrum

Postby Mark Lightman » March 8th, 2012, 2:05 pm

Hi, Ed,

The Greek language here is not Koine or NT; the fathers cited wrote much more literary Greek. The vocabulary will challenge, as will the word order. You will need to have Lampe's great lexicon of patristic Greek...



Well, then, I would say that this is not a very good alternative to Method 3. This stuff is wonderful in its own right, but like the Scholiasts (Stephen’s mention of which as an alternative to Method 3 started this thread) it is not all that helpful to beginners learning the language.

However, the author is a good 19th century Anglican, not a Roman Catholic.


οὐδεῖς τελεῖός ἐστιν. :D
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Re: Catenae Graecorum Patrum

Postby Jonathan Robie » March 8th, 2012, 3:21 pm

Mark Lightman wrote:Well, then, I would say that this is not a very good alternative to Method 3. This stuff is wonderful in its own right, but like the Scholiasts (Stephen’s mention of which as an alternative to Method 3 started this thread) it is not all that helpful to beginners learning the language.


Right - it's pretty cool, though. A lot cooler than Method 3 ;->
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