Greek and Latin sources on Manichaean cosmogony and ethics

Greg Fox, John Sheldon, Samuel N. C. Lieu

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Abstract

This twelfth volume of the Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum brings together a large number of excerpts in Greek and Latin from both Manichaean and anti-Manichaean sources on the sect’s central teaching on cosmogony and ethics. The texts have been translated by a seasoned team of classical scholars who have endeavoured to produce a translation which is both accurate and fluent. The volume contains excerpts from key Manichaean texts found in Egypt and other parts of the Roman Empire as well as from the writings of Church Fathers like Serapion of Thmuis, Titus of Bostra, Epiphanius, Cyril of Jerusalem and, above all, Augustine of Hippo. Excerpted also are relevant sections of pagan anti-Manichaean sources such as Alexander of Lycopolis and Simplicius. The texts and translation are accompanied by a commentary and by detailed word indices. This volume will prove essential to all scholars of Manichaeism and of the Study of Religions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTurnhout ; Sydney
PublisherBrepols ; Ancient Cultures Research Centre, Macquarie University, NSW
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9782503512471
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameCorpus fontium Manichaeorum. Series subsidia
PublisherBrepols ; Ancient Cultures Research Centre, Macquarie University, NSW

Keywords

  • Manichaeism--History--Sources
  • Manichaeism--Apologetic works--Early works to 1800
  • Manichaeism--Controversial literature--Early works to 1800
  • Manichaeism--History

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