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Library of Latin Texts has been updated

The Library of Latin Texts has been updated with works by Peter Abelard, Pope Alexander III, Cardinal Bessarion, Peter of Blois, Denis the Carthusian, Justus Lipsius, works by Origen in Jerome’s translation, and works falsely attributed to Jerome. We also added texts pertaining to the correspondence of Gregory the Great and to the Corpus Juris Canonici, as well as a first selection of Latin texts from the Italian ‘Ventennio Fascista’ (kindly provided by the online library of Fascist Latin Texts, edited by H. Lamers and B. Reitz-Joosse). At present, the LLT contains a total of some 150 million words spread over 11,503 works and diplomatic charters.

Poster session over BREPOLiS databases @ the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies

On Friday 26th August, during the poster session of the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies (Venice/Padua), Bart Janssens and Bram Roosen will present a concise overview of “Online Resources for Early Christian and Byzantine Studies on the BREPOLiS Platform”. They will focus on the gateway database Clavis Clavium, the translation inventory Répertoire des traductions françaises des Pères de l’Église (RTF), and the full-text databases Sources Chrétiennes Online (SCO) and Patrologia Orientalis Database (POD), paying particular attention to materials concerning Greek, Byzantine, and Eastern Christianity. For more information about these and other related databases, please visit, or get in touch with one of the presenters ( &

Update Sources Chrétiennes Online

The Sources Chrétiennes Online (SCO) database was updated. It now provides source texts and French translations from 456 of the 625 printed volumes. Some notable additions are Origen’s Contra Celsum, the Rule of St Benedict, and William of St-Thierry’s Mirror of Faith.

By 2025, the SCO database will cover all volumes by then published in print in the long-running Sources Chrétiennes edition project. In this latest update, historical authors have also been provided with links to external authority files (to be expanded), and it has become possible to click on to the corresponding headwords in the Database of Latin Dictionaries through the short definitions for Latin words in the Instrumenta pop-up.

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