Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA - TAMPERED WITH BY CASSIODORUS = A SELF ADMITION OF GUILT!



LATIN TEXT: "...Ad [1.08.03] Hebraeos uero epistulam quam sanctus Iohannes Constantinopolitanus episcopus triginta quattuor omelias Attico sermone tractauit, Mutianum uirum disertissimum transferre fecimus in latinum, ne epistularum ordo continuus indecoro termino subito rumperetur. [1.08.04] In epistulis autem canonicis Clemens Alexandrinus presbyter, qui et Stromatheus uocatur, id est, in epistula sancti Petri prima, sancti Iohannis prima et secunda, et Iacobi, quaedam Attico sermone declarauit; ubi multa quidem suptiliter, sed aliqua incaute locutus est. Quae nos ita transferri fecimus in latinum, ut exclusis quibusdam offendiculis purificata doctrina eius securior potuisset auriri..." - (CASSIODORUS INSTITUTIONES DIVINARUM ET HUMANARUM LITTERARUM LIBER I, [1.08.03-04.] Text edited by R.A.B. Mynors.)
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CASSIODORUS (circa. 485-585 C.E.): "...But [1.08.03] the letter to the Hebrews, which St. John [Chrysotom], Bishop of Constantinople, handled in [thirty] four homilies in Attic discourse, we had a most eloquent man, Mucianus, translate into Latin, lest somehow we suddenly and disgracefully break up the continuous order of the epistles. [1.08.04] In the canonical letters, however, Clement of Alexandria, a presbyter, who is also called "Stromatheus," that is, in the first epistle of St. Peter, the first and second of St. John, and James, in the Attic language, DECLARED A GOOD MANY THINGS WITH EXACTNESS, - ( BUT CARELESSLY SOME OTHER THINGS ). SO WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS TRANSLATED THEM INTO LATIN, SO THAT BY - ( EXCLUDING CERTAIN OFFENSIVE PASSAGES ) - HIS - ( DOCTRINE ) - MIGHT BE MORE SECURE AND - ( PURIFIED TO OUR EARS )..." - ([1.08.03-04] LIBER I, INSTITUTIONES DIVINARUM ET HUMANARUM LITTERARUM. "The Divine Instiutes & Human Literature. Translated by Matt13weedhacker 12/10/11)
[FOOTNOTE]:
Ltn., ( auriri ) or ( auri -is ) [1.] "...the ear..." [2.][plural] "...the ear, critical judgment, taste..."