Unione Accademica Nazionale — Hiob Ludolf Zentrum, Universität Hamburg — Istituto Patristico Augustinianum

Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari
Projet patronné par l'Union Académique International
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Direttore: Tito Orlandi

Commissione scientifica: Edda Bresciani (Pisa), Paola Buzi (Roma), Alberto Camplani (Roma), Stephen Emmel (Münster), Bentley Layton (Yale), Francesco S. Pericoli Ridolfini (Roma), Manlio Simonetti (Roma)

Collaboratori scientifici: Alin Suciu (Hamburg HLZ), Diliana Atanassova (Salzburg)

The CMCL is an enterprise dedicated to the study of Egyptian Christian culture in the I-XII centuries C.E., especially for the documents in Coptic language.

New publications

2008 Tito Orlandi, Coptic Texts Relating to the Virgin Mary. An Overview printed and on-line

2004 Davide Righi, Severiano di Gabala In Apostolos cc0331 = cpg4281. Introduzione, testo copto, testi arabi, traduzione printed and on-line

2003 Omelia De anima et corpore, cc0223 = cpg2004 (ed. Tito Orlandi) printed and on-line

Clavis Coptica
(List of the Coptic Literature)


Bibliography Update (experimental)
(Preliminary list of the bibliographic entries to be included in the bibliographical data-base)


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Contents of the Database:
  • Clavis Patrum Copticorum: list of the authors and works of the Coptic literature with information on manuscripts, content, and critical problems
  • Manuscripts: list (a) of the individual collections, (b) of the Coptic codices either well preserved or reconstructed, especially from the Monastery of St. Shenoute, Atripe (White Monastery)
  • Texts: electronic edition of Coptic texts with Italian translation. A full edition consists of: reproduction of the manuscripts, diplomatic edition of the manuscripts, critical edition of the text, with translation, index of the words with grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis.
  • History of literature: chronological description of the development of the Coptic literature in 12 parts. Only parts 1, 4, 7 are currently available.
  • Grammar: a computational grammar of Sahidic with a list of words according to the grammatical categories.
  • Bibliography: Complete bibliography for Coptic studies. Some of the subjects are complete from the beginning of the studies: Bibbia; Gnosticismo; Apocrypha; Letteratura; Agiografia; Storia; Generalia (partially); Manoscritti (partially). The other subjects (Linguistica; Archeologia, and parts of Generalia, Manoscritti and Storia) start from 1980, and the previous titles will be completed in the future.

The publications in printed form (also accessible on line in .pdf format) may be obtained from Casalini libri