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The sage Luqman appears in the Koran, but also in other sources, as the author of collections of wisdom. Anthony Alcock has translated one of these collections...
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A new translation of Synesius’ Encomium of Calvitius from Anthony Alcock
Anthony Alcock has translated Synesius of Cyrene’s Encomium on Calvitius from Greek. Synesius was a contemporary of Hypatia, and lived in the late 4th century. The Fitzgerald translation of all the...
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Anthony Alcock has deviated from his usual work in Syriac and Coptic to translate one of the ancient Lives of Aesop. His full introduction explains which, and based on what manuscripts. This...
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A Nestorian Syriac account of the life of Nestorius – translated by Anthony Alcock
In the late 19th century the Nestorians were still holed up in the mountains of what is today northern Iraq, and preserved a considerable amount of literature in Syriac giving their side of the...
7/13/2018 8:09 AM EST
An annotated translation of part of the Coptic Acts of the synod of Ephesus – by Anthony Alcock
Now here is an interesting one! Dr Alcock writes: I attach an annotated translation of the ‘fictional’ part of the Coptic acts of the Synod of Ephesus. I am currently preparing an annotated...
6/30/2018 2:42 AM EST
The Miracles of St Ptolemy – translated from Arabic by Anthony Alcock
Dr Alcock has kindly translated another Eastern Christian text. This one is a collection of miracles by St Ptolemy. It’s here: Thank you so much, Dr A.! Like this: Loading......
5/25/2018 2:01 PM EST
A fragment of a sermon by Peter I of Alexandria – by Anthony Alcock
We don’t get a lot of new ante-Nicene material these days, which is why such a piece is very welcome. Peter I of Alexandria was put to death in 311 AD in the persecution of Diocletian. This...
5/15/2018 12:53 PM EST
Trial and Martyrdom of St Apollonius – by Anthony Alcock
Dr Alcock has sent over a translation of two texts, one Greek, one Coptic, of the Trial and Acts of St. Apollonius. I’m a bit pressed for time this evening so I will release it as is: It is great to...
4/12/2018 2:29 PM EST
The martyrdom of Theodore the Anatolian: a Bohairic Coptic text translated by Anthony Alcock
Anthony Alcock has sent in another of his excellent translations from Coptic. This time it is a hagiographical text, the Martyrdom of Theodore the Anatolian, or Oriental.
4/2/2018 2:50 PM EST
Syriac Life of Shenoute, by Anthony Alcock
Anthony Alcock has emailed another text for which he has made an English translation. This time it is the Syriac version of the Life of Shenoute. It’s here: As ever, it is great to have this.
2/20/2018 11:57 AM EST
Two more items from Anthony Alcock
Dr Alcock has kindly sent over two new translations in the last week. I am too busy to do them justice, but I am glad to make them available here: Bardaisan Laws of Countries_Alcock_2018...
1/30/2018 4:04 PM EST
Ps.Chrysostom, De Susanna Sermo – Coptic version translated by Anthony Alcock
Anthony Alcock continues to turn Coptic texts into English. His latest contribution to us all is a translation of the Coptic version of pseudo-Chrysostom, De Susanna Sermo, a homily on the...
1/11/2018 2:40 PM EST
Anthony Alcock on Ptolemy and the LXX in Agapius
An interesting article from Anthony Alcock, translating the passage in the 10th century Arabic Christian historian Agapius which describes the creation of the Septuagint under Ptolemy.
11/25/2017 3:24 PM EST
Anthony Alcock, “The concept of our great power” – online in English
Dr Alcock has translated one of the Nag Hammadi gnostic texts, and annotated it for use by students. It’s here: Thank you very much! Share Share this: Like this:...
10/12/2017 4:18 PM EST
Anthony Alcock: Three short texts relating to Severus of Antioch – now online
Anthony Alcock is continuing his series of translations from Coptic and Arabic. Today he emailed over a translation of three short texts in Arabic, relating to...
5/17/2017 7:59 AM EST
Life of the Coptic Patriarch Isaac (686-689 AD) by Anthony Alcock
Anthony Alcock has kindly translated for us all a Bohairic Coptic account of the life of the Coptic patriarch Isaac (686-689 AD), which he has sent to me for publication.
3/28/2017 6:33 AM EST
Solomon in Coptic Songs – text and translation by Anthony Alcock
Anthony Alcock continues his series of translations from the Coptic. This new item consists of 10th century AD Coptic songs – folk-stories – which mention Solomon. Thank you, Dr A.
2/18/2017 4:58 PM EST
More colophons from Coptic manuscripts, by Anthony Alcock
A little while ago Anthony Alcock sent in a set of colophons – ending remarks – from Coptic manuscripts, which appear here. Today I have received a follow-up email from Dr A.
1/19/2017 7:28 AM EST
A collection of colophons from Coptic manuscripts, by Anthony Alcock
Anthony Alcock has kindly sent in a text and translation of some colophons – final material – from Coptic manuscripts. It’s here: As ever, many thanks to Dr. A. It is really useful to have this...
1/4/2017 4:50 PM EST
Coptic text of the Acta Pilati – translated into English by Anthony Alcock
Anthony Alcock continues his splendid series of translations from Coptic with a translation of the Coptic version of the Acta Pilati, from a papyrus manuscript in Turin published in the Patrologia...
12/16/2016 7:46 PM EST
English translation of Coptic apocrypha, “The Investiture of the Archangel Michael” – by Anthony Alcock
The translation is here: Thank you so much, Dr A. Share Share this:  These notes via here, H. Lundhaug &c, The monastic origins of the Nag Hammadi codices, 2015, p.156-7....
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