J.A. de Aldama – Repertorium pseudochrysostomicum

The Repertorium pseudochrysostomicum, compiled by José Antonio de Aldama, is an invaluable tool for those interested in Patristic studies. The repertory consists of a total of 581 pseudo-Chrysostomic works preserved in Greek, which are arranged alphabetically according to their incipit. As the book is a clavis, it is not always necessary to refer to it with full bibliographical information. For example,  a simple reference like “de Aldama no. 8” inserted in an article will make clear that the author refers to the pseudo-Chrysostomic homily In parabolam de filio prodigo.

De Aldama supplied arguments concerning the spurious character of each piece he inventoried. As can be observed by flipping through the book, a good number of the pseudo-Chrysostomic homilies can be attributed to their real authors, notably to Severian of Gabala and Proclus of Constantinople. Other authors whose works are sometimes falsely attributed in the manuscripts to John Chrysostom include Asterius the Sophist, Hesychius of Jerusalem or Nestorius. Further details concerning other possible attributions can be found in the first complementum of the volume. The fourth complementum lists the genuine sermons of Chrysostom which were partly used or incorporated in the spurious ones. Of course, much work has been done in this regard since the publication of the Repertorium (1965), especially by Sever Voicu.

Download the book here: J.A. de Aldama, Repertorium pseudochrysostomicum (Documents, études et répertoires publiés par l’Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, 10; Paris: Éditions du CNRS, 1965).


About Alin Suciu

I am a researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. I write mostly on Coptic literature, Patristics, and apocryphal texts.
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12 Responses to J.A. de Aldama – Repertorium pseudochrysostomicum

  1. Roger Pearse says:

    Invaluable – thank you!

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  3. Yavor Miltenov says:

    Great, thanks, Alin!

  4. Alex Poulos says:

    Invaluable! Thank you much for posting this. A PDF is much more convenient than having to find it at the library.

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  6. I.G. says:

    Huge thanks for this. Huge.

  7. Walter Dunphy says:

    A treasure-chest. Thank you!

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  9. Sokol says:

    ‘Thank you’ is not enough!

  10. Francesco says:

    Thank you very very much!

  11. Padre Aldama died in 1980 – RIP – ; why is not this – his – huge work still under copyright ? a special right from our Froggy CNRS ?

    [« As the book is a clavis…In parabolam de filio prodigo. » : yes, you’re right ; but this “article” should have an appendix, with the claves used in it…]

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