Welcome to the Chrysostomus Latinus in Matthaeum Online Project

This Digital Humanities resource provides Open Access materials related to Burgundio of Pisa's Latin translation of John Chrysostom's 90 homilies on the Gospel of Matthew, which he completed in 1151 at the request of Pope Eugenius III. Because it was supplanted by a humanist translation in the 15th century, Burgundio's version has never been printed, yet it was very influential among scholastic theologians for over 300 years.

At present, this project provides only Burgundio's Preface to this text, transcribed from a book in the public domain. However, a transcription of the first homily from an early manuscript will be provided soon, as a sample of the proposed transcription of the entire text from that manuscript exemplar which should be completed by August 2020, if a seed grant to support that work is awarded. Then, an application will be made in Fall 2020 for major external funding to support the conversion of that transcription into a critical edition based on all 10 known manuscript copies of the text.

In addition, here is a link to the Electronic Manipulus florum Project's Auxiliary Resources page, which provides a number of relevant Open Access texts, including a transcription of Anianus of Celeda's 6th-century translation of the first 25 homilies in Chrysostom's homilies on Matthew from the 1503 Opera omnia Chrysostomi (Venice), the first 8 homilies from Anianus' translation from Patrologia Graeca 58, and the Pseudo-Chrysostom Opus imperfectum in Mattheum from PG 56.

Finally, here is a link to a page on the Digital Liber pharetrae Project, which notes seven quotations from Burgundio's translation of Chrysostom's homilies on Matthew that appear in that florilegium and have been identified in an early manuscript, along with references to the parallel passage in Patrologia Graeca 57 (Montfaucon's 18th-century translation) and also, in quotations from homilies 1-25, PG 58 (Anianus' translation).


©2019 Chris L. Nighman
History Department
Wilfrid Laurier University