It is my pleasure to announce an upcoming two-day conference in Leuven next month on the Ancient Translations of the Apostolic Fathers (AnTrAF).
Detail of HMML CFMM 309, from the vHMML Reading Room.
The Apostolic Fathers corpus contains an interesting if motley sample of early Christian texts whose Greek was edited several times in the past couple of decades, with new critical editions and commentaries being now produced for each book separately with OUP.
The versions, although quite interesting and varied, receive far less attention. Despite a few exceptions, critical editions of these versions are either still lacking or a century old, even though new manuscripts have been discovered. This conference aims to produce a series of updates on various aspects of the AF transmission in Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Slavonic, Middle Persian, Ethiopic and Arabic.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com if you are interested in this event. This conference was awarded a generous grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.
Versions of the Apostolic Past: Ancient Translations of the Apostolic Fathers
22-23 May 2019
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
All sessions will take place in the Green Room of the Leuven Institute for Ireland (the Irish College) on Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven.
Wednesday 22 May
14:00–14:30 Coffee and welcome
14:30–15:00 | Benjamin Gleede (Universität Zürich)
Preliminary Remarks to a Preliminary Critical Edition of the “Literary” Passio Polycarpi
15:00–15:30 | Taras Khomych (Liverpool Hope University)
Lost or Found in Translation? The Old Slavonic Version of the Martyrdom of Polycarp
15:30–16:00 | Respondent: Joseph Verheyden. Discussion.
16:00–16:30 | Coffee break
16:30–17:00 | Donatella Tronca (Università di Bologna)
The versio latina of the First Letter of Clement to the Corinthians
17:00–17:30 | Dan Batovici (KU Leuven)
1 and 2 Clement in University Library, Cambridge, Add. MSS 1700
17:30–18:00 | Respondent: Joseph Verheyden. Discussion.
19:00 | Dinner
Thursday 23 May
9:30-10:00 | Samuel Noble (KU Leuven)
The Garshuni “Letter on Priests” of Pseudo-Ignatius of Antioch
10:00-10:30 | Madalina Toca (KU Leuven)
A New Critical Edition of the Syriac ‘Canonical Selection’ of Ignatius’ Letters
10:30-11:00 | Coffee break
11:00-11:30 | Massimo Villa (University of Naples “L’Orientale”)
The Ethiopian Reception of Ignatius of Antioch
11:30-12:00| Respondent: Joseph Verheyden. Discussion.
12:00-14:00 | Lunch break
14:00-14:30 | Anahit Avagyan (Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran)
The Apostolic Fathers in Armenian
14:30-15:00 | Adrian Pirtea (Freie Universität Berlin/BBAW)
“Gathering Souls through Parables”: The Shepherd of Hermas Fragment from Turfan (M97) and its Manichaean Context
15:00-15:30 | Coffee break
15:30-16:00 | J. Gregory Given (Harvard University)
The Coptic Reception of Ignatius of Antioch
16:00-16:30 | Paolo Cecconi (Chemnitz)
New Cues in Translation Technique in the Two Latin Versions of the Shepherd
16:30-17:00 | Respondent: Joseph Verheyden. Discussion.
17:00 | Conclusion (Dan Batovici)
18:00 | Dinner