Ephraem the Syrian, De compunctione cordis


(name variants: Ephrem, Effrem, Ephraim Syrus)

CPL  1143, vi
CPG 3909 (book 1) and 3968 (book 2)

Book 1

Incipit: Dolor me compellit dicere et infirmitas mea...
Explicit: ... et super omnia deus benedictus in saecula saeculorum amen.

Book 2
Incipit: Venite karissimi, venite patres et frates …
Explicit: ...qui regnavit nos per infinita per saecula saeculorm amen.

Editions:
  • Assemani, J. S., Ephraemi Syri opera omnia, vol. 3, Rome 1746, pp. 553-560 and 579-581.
  • Patrologia Latina Supplementum, vol. 4, col. 641-648 (only an excerpt, transcribed from Berlin Theol. fol. 355, fol. 32-35v).
  • Ephrem Syrus, Sermones, ed. Kilianus Fischer (Piscator), Freiburg im Breisgau c. 1491, fol. 2-10v, online.
Most manuscripts (especially the later ones) contain a collection of all six Latin sermons of Ephraem (De beatitudine animae, De paenitentia, De die iudicii, De die iudicii et resurrectione and De luctaminibus).

Manuscripts:

Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 406
s. XII
fol. 87v-106
Hill Monastic Library (as Monita)
Angers, Bibliothèque municipale 284
s. XI
fol. 73-
in principio
Avignon, Bibliothèque du Mus. Calvet 341
s. XIV
fol. 1-
in principio
Avranches, Bibliothèque municipale 57
s. XII
fol. 1-
archive.org
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Theol. fol. 355
s. IX
fol. 4-35
Northern France, later Werden
manuscripta mediaevalia
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale 458-463 (1483)
s. XV

in principio
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale 1831-1833 (932)
s. X
before fol. 38
Rheims, according to Ganz, catalogue
on archive.org
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale 1328-1337 (3144)

fol. 47-76v
St. Maartensdaal, Leuven, google books
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale 15111-15128 (479)
s. X
fol. 94v-110
no other work of Ephraem
catalogue on archive.org
Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale 818 (723)
s. XIII
fol. 115
catalogue
Cambridge, Gonv. & Caius College 437 (6)


in principio
Cambridge, Peterhouse 203

fol. 89-113
catalogue
Cambridge, University Library E.e I.23
s. XIII
fol. 13-
catalogue on archive.org
Cava de'Tirreni, Archivo e Biblioteca della Badia 37
s. XV
fol. 29-57v
in principio
Chartres Bibliothèque municipale 125
s. XII

in principio
Cologne, Historisches Archiv 7020 44
s. XV
fol. 57-110
Hill Monastic Library
Cologne, Historisches Archiv GB 4o 21
1430-33
fol. 50-81v
catalogue
Cologne, Historisches Archiv W 44
s. XV
fol. 57-
in principio
Cologne, Historisches Archiv W 146
s. IX
fol. 49v-
in principio
Conches, Bibliothèque municipale 7
s. XIV
fol. 48-75v
catalogue
Douai, Bibliothèque municipale 211
s. XIII

in principio
Douai, Bibliothèque municipale 349
s. XII
fol. 68v-
in principio
Dublin, Trinity College C5.5
s. XIII
fol. 1-
in principio
Durham, University Library Ms. Cosin V.I.12
s. XVmed
fol. 2-5
Library website; Hill Monastic Library
Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek 135
s. XII
fol. 7-
in principio
Halle an der Saale, Univ. und Landesbibliothek
Sachsen-Anhalt Za 32g
s. XV

in principio
Hereford, Cathedral Library O. 6. vii (9)

in principio
Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Schwarzach 4 ca 1485
fol. 101-115
(excerpts)
catalogue
Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibliothek 21
s. XII
fol. 1-38
Hill Monastic Library
Laon, Bibliothèque municipale 121 s. IX
fol. 1-
North-Eastern France, copy of Berlin Ms.
catalogue on archive.org
London, British Library Harley 3060
s. X

France
London, British Library Royal 5 E.iii

fol. 3-
in principio
London, Lambeth Palace Library 204
s. X-XI
fol. 119v-
library website
London, Lambeth Palace Library 353
s. XIII
fol. 80-99
library website
Marseille, Bibliothèque municipale 211
s. XIV
fol. 60
in principio
Montecassino, Biblioteca dell'Abazia 113
s. XI
not verified
Montpellier, Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire H 404
s. IX3/4
fol. 74v
St. Oyan
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm. 3717
s. X
fol. 143v-163v
Augsburg, manuscripta mediaevalia
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm. 14364
s. IX
fol. 40-87
Bavaria, manuscripta mediaevalia
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm. 18583
c. 1030

Tegernsee, verified
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum HS 7512
c. 800

CLA 1346, Main region
Neustadt and der Aisch, Evang. Kirchenbibliothek 5
s. XV
fol. 216-
in principio
Orléans, Bibliothèque municipale 345 (294)
s. XI
p. 22-
in principio
Oxford, Bodleian Library 63


In principio
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal 233
s. XII
fol. 1-
in principio
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal 314
s. XII
fol. 63v-
in principio
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal 538
s. XV
fol. 177v
in principio
Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine 1709 s. XI
fol. 18-
in principio
Paris, BN lat. 1713
s. XI
fol. 1-
in principio (complete collection, compare
Berlin Staatsbibliothek Theol. fol. 355)
Paris, BN lat. 1714
s. XI

in principio (complete collection, compare
Berlin Staatsbibliothek Theol. fol. 355)
Paris, BN lat. 1715
s. XII
fol. 1-
in principio
Paris, BN lat. 2471

fol. 73-
in principio
Paris, BN lat. 2631 A

fol. 1-
in principio
Paris, BN lat. 12634
s. VII2
fol. 78-115
as Admonitio ad monachos
CLA 646, Italy, later Corbie
Paris, BN lat. 13440
c. 816

CLA 662, Corbie
Paris, BN lat. 13345
s. XI-XII
fol. 28v-32v
google books
Paris, BN lat. 14844
s. XIII
fol. 37-62
In principio
Paris, BN lat. 16532
s. XII
fol. 78-
In principio
Paris, BN lat. 17455
s. XIII
fol. 111-
In principio
Paris, BN lat. 18200
s. XIII1/4
fol. 86-139
catalogue
Rouen, Bibliothèque municipale 426 (A 228) s. XIII
fol. 16v-
catalogue
Rouen, Bibliothèque municipale 488 (U 103) s. XII
fol. 35-
in principio
Rouen, Bibliothèque municipale 1385 (U 107)
s. XI
fol. 1v-
in principio
Salzburg, Stifstbibliothek St. Peter a VII 30
s. XI
fol. 95v-123v
Hill Monastic Library (complete collection)
St. Gallen, Stiftsbiblithek 92
s. IX4/4
pp. 80-174
as Monita and Admonitio ad monachos
image on CESG
St. Gallen, Stiftsbiblithek 93 s. IX4/4 pp. 1-74
Image on CESG
Stuttgart, Württtembergische Landesbibliothek
Poet. et philol. Fol. 251
s. XI


Stuttgart, Württtembergische Landesbibliothek
HB VII 5

fol. 24v-
in principio
Troyes, Bibliothèque municipale 1346
s. XIII

archive.org (complete collection)
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Barb. lat. 671
s. VIII2
ca. fol. 125-150
only book 2; CLA I, 64
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Borgh. 2
s. XII
fol. 120v-
in principio
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Borgh. 3
s. XIV

in principio
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Borgh. 6


in principio
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Pal. lat. 430 s. IX-X

not verified
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Vat. lat. 650 s. X


Vendome, Bibliothèque municipale 133
s. XII
fol. 64-
in principio
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 1580
s. XII
fol. 99-146b
Hill Manuscript Library, complete collection
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 3968
s. XV
fol. 1-27v
Hill Manuscript Library
Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek 26
s. V
fol. 213-
in principio
Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek M.p.th.f.117
s. XII
fol. 118-
in principio
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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. $$
  • Siegmund, Albert, Die Überlieferung der griechischen christlichen Literatur in der lateinischen Kirche bis zum 12. Jahrhundert, Munich 1948 (Abhandlungen der bayerischen Benediktiner-Akademie, vol. 5), pp. 67-71. $$