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Traditio Patrum. The textual transmission of the Early Church Fathers in the Western Medieval World ‖

The aim of TraPat is to start a systematic research on the transmission of the patristic literary production written in Latin, from the Second to the Fifth-Sixth Century, through a critical filing of the existing bibliography but also through original studies.

The TraPat series will follow a planned subdivision by geographical area, except for the volume dedicated to the Latin Ante-Nicene Fathers (and those devoted to Latin translations of the Greek Fathers) which will follow a chronological order. The classification system will conform to the Clavis Patrum Latinorum and the Clavis Patrum Graecorum. The goal of this editorial project is twofold: on the one hand, to investigate the textual transmission of single authors and works, highlighting specific features and the many aspects that still need further investigation; on the other hand, to make it possible to verify if the textual transmission of Latin patristic texts may conform to still-identifiable constants, and to which constants they conform (e.g. the literary genre, the personality of the author, a specific historical moment, a field of theological thought etc.). In this respect, the geographical area of origin could be an interesting constant to be verified.

Publication programme:

  • Scriptores Hispaniae

  • Scriptores Antenicaeni

  • Scriptores Italiae

  • Scriptores Galliae

  • Scriptores Africae

  • Scriptores Illyriae

  • Scriptores et opera incertae originis

  • Augustinus (by Gert Partoens and Clemens Weidmann)

  • Versiones Latinae Patrum Graecorum:

    • Scriptores Antenicaeni

    • Scriptores saeculi IV

    • Scriptores saeculi V et VI

  • First volume: 2015

  • Number of volumes published: 1

  • Publication frequency: Irregular

  • Editorial responsibility: Emanuela Colombi

  • Publishing manager: Tim Denecker

TraPat 1 - Scriptores Hispaniae 

Emmanuela Colombi (ed.) in collaboration with C. Mordiglia and M.M.M. Romano, Traditio Patrum, I. Scriptores Hispaniae

This is a collective work, consisting of about thirty papers on the history of Late Antique and Medieval manuscript transmission of Iberian patristic texts. Research published in this volume allows to pinpoint some characteristic constants related to Iberian patristic literature, most notably the tendency to pseudo-epigraphy and pseudo-attribution by the manuscript tradition.

Authors and works dealt with:

Ossius Episcopus Cordubensis: CPL 537, 538, 539, 539a, 540, 540a

Potamius Episcopus Olisiponensis: CPL 542, 544, 541, 543

Iuvencus Presbyter: CPL 1385

Priscillianus Episcopus Abilensis: CPL 785, 786, 788, 790-5, 796, 796a, 796b, 796c

Gregorius Episcopus Illiberitanus: CPL 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 556a, 557

Fides “Sancti Ambrosii”: CPL 789

Itinerarium Egeriae: CPL 2325

Valerianus Episcopus Calagoritanus: CPL 558a

Flavius Merobaudes: CPL 1433, 1434, 1435

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens: CPL 1437, 1438, 1439, 1440, 1441, 1442, 1443, 1444, 1445

Pastor Episcopus Gallaeciae: CPL 559

Agrestius Episcopus (Lucensis?): CPL 1463a

Syagrius Episcopus: CPL 560

Pacianus Episcopus Barcinonensis: CPL 561, 562, 563

Turribius Episcopus Asturicensis: CPL 564

Eutropius Presbyter: CPL 565, 566, 566a, 567

Bachiarius Monachus: CPL 568, 569, 570

Paulus Orosius: CPL 571, 572, 573, 574

Avitus Presbyter Bracarensis: CPL 575

Severus Episcopus Minoricensis: CPL 576, 577

Calcidius Diaconus: CPL 578, 579 (Vide uolumen Scriptorum Italiae)

Honorius Augustus: CPL 579a (Vide uolumen Scriptorum Italiae)

Consentius: CPL 262, 262a

(Hydatius) Idacius Episcopus Aquae Flaviae: CPL 2263, 2264

Epistula Vitalis et Constantii (vel potius Tonantii) ad Capreolum: CPL 398 (Vide uolumen Scriptorum Africae)

Ascanius Episcopus Tarraconensis et Episcopi Tarraconenses: CPL 1662, Epistulae 13-14 (Vide uolumen Scriptorum Italiae)

Montanus Episcopus Toletanus: CPL 1094

Vincentius Episcopus Oscensis: Cartula donationis - Testamentum

Dialogus quaestionum: CPL 373A


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