Ephraem the Syrian, De beatitudine animae

(name variants: Ephraim, Effrem, Ephraim Syrus)

CPL  1143, ii
CPG 3935, 2a

Incipit: Beatus qui odio habuerit hunc mundum...

Edition:
  • Assemani, J. S., Ephraemi Syri opera omnia, Rome 1746, pp. 292-298 (verify).
  • Ephrem Syrus, Sermones, ed. Kilianus Fischer (Piscator), Freiburg im Breisgau c. 1491, fol. 12-13v, online.
The work usually appears in a compilation of six sermons beginning with Ephraem's De compunctione cordis. These compilations are listed on the page for this work - click here.

Manuscripts (only those listed in Ganz):

Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Theol. fol. 355
s. IX

Northern France,
later Werden
connected to Ms. Laon
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale 1831-1833 (932) s. X
after fol. 1
Rheims
according to Ganz,
catalogue on archive.org
Laon, Bibliothèque municipale s. IX

France
connected to Ms. Berlin
London, British Library Harley Davidson 3060
s. X

France

Metz, Bibliothèque municipale 134 s. VIIIex no. 1 (Ms. destroyed)
Saint-Arnoul
CLA 788, connected
to Ms. St. Omer and
Ms. Turin; archive.org
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek 3717
s. X

Augsburg
not yet digitized, check
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm. 6330
s. IX
fol. 6v-11
Alemannia,
later Freising
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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 14364
s. IX

Bavaria
not yet digitized, check
Paris, BN lat. 19805
s. IXmed
possibly fragment
Northern France
verify
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek 92
s. IX4/4
pp. 20-31

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek 93 s. IX4/4 pp. 88-99

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St. Omer, Bibliothèque municipale 33bis
s. IXin
no. 4
St. Bertin
connected to Ms. Metz
and Ms. Turin;
archive.org
Troyes, Bibliothèque municipale 898 s. IX


archive.org
Torino, Biblioteca Nazionale G.V.7
s. IX
fol. 59-
Bobbio
connected to Ms. Metz
and St. Omer
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticaba Barb. lat. 671
s. VIII2
within fol. 125v-150v
Italy


Literature:
  • Ganz, David, ‘Knowledge of Ephraim’s Writings in the Merovingian and Carolingian Age’, in: Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Stuides 2:1 (1999), online.
  • Hemmerdinger-Iliadou, D., 'Éphrem latin', in: Dictionnaire de Spiritualité, vol. 4, Paris 1960, col. 815-819.
  • Petitmengin, P. 'Notes sur des manuscrits patristiques latins I: Fragments patristiques dans le ms. Strasbourg 3762', in: Revue Augustinienne 17 (1971), pp. 3-12.
  • Siegmund, Albert, Die Überlieferung der griechischen christlichen Literatur in der lateinischen Kirche bis zum 12. Jahrhundert, Munich 1948 (Abhandlungen der bayerischen Benediktiner-Akademie, vol. 5), pp. 67-71.