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Der pseudocyprianische Tractat De Aleatoribus


die älteste lateinische-christliche Schrift, ein Werk des römischen Bischofs Victor II (saec[ulum] II


Edited with an Introduction by Adolf Harnack
One of the first pieces of Christian Latin, a treatise on the evils of gambling and the role of the bishop in correcting them.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-268-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 12,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 141
Languages: German, Latin
ISBN: 978-1-61719-268-5
$128.00
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The anonymous treatise against gambling, which has come down to us among the works of Cyprian, is one of the earliest pieces of Christian Latin in existence (among other indications of its date, it cites the Shepherd of Hermas as Scripture). This edition, with copious notes, will interest the philologist for the vigor and audacity of its Vulgar Latin, and the church historian for its sweeping assertion of episcopal powers. Adolf Harnack's ascription of it to Victor, Bishop of Rome, (whose works are otherwise lost) is supported by a useful resume of what little is known about this controversial and quarrelsome figure.

The anonymous treatise against gambling, which has come down to us among the works of Cyprian, is one of the earliest pieces of Christian Latin in existence (among other indications of its date, it cites the Shepherd of Hermas as Scripture). This edition, with copious notes, will interest the philologist for the vigor and audacity of its Vulgar Latin, and the church historian for its sweeping assertion of episcopal powers. Adolf Harnack's ascription of it to Victor, Bishop of Rome, (whose works are otherwise lost) is supported by a useful resume of what little is known about this controversial and quarrelsome figure.

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Adolf Harnack

  • Inhaltsverzeichniss (page 5)
  • Die Grundsatze (page 7)
  • Besondere Mittel (page 17)
  • III. Der Inhalt der Schrift.Die alte Kirche und das Hazardspiel (page 37)
  • IV. Die Form und Sprache der Schrift (page 50)
  • V. Die Citate aus den h. Schriften (page 60)
  • VI. Die Abfassungszeit der Schrift(ohne Beruek-sichtigung des 1.Capitels) (page 88)
  • VII. Der Ort der Abfassung der Verfasser der Schrift (page 98)
  • Excurs: Die Schrift de aleatoribus und der Hirte des Hermas (page 132)
  • Index und Lexicalisches (page 135)
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