This short work is an address given by St. Basil the Great to young students on the proper use of pagan Greek literature and philosophy. The text in this edition is the Greek of Jacques Paul Migne (1800–1875), a French Catholic priest who compiled and edited a vast array of patristic and other ancient Greek texts. The introduction discusses the life of St. Basil as well as this present work in English, while the text itself is only in Greek. Perfect for anyone looking to study the original Greek of this text, especially with the included notes and vocabulary on the Greek language.
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- Original Greek text of Migne
- Introduction with an overview of Basil’s writing
- Extensive notes on the Greek text, as well as vocabulary
- Introduction (English)
- Text (Greek)
- Notes (Greek and English)
- Vocabulary (Greek and English)
- Title: To Students on Greek Literature: Greek Text
- Author: St. Basil the Great
- Translator: Edward R. Maloney
- Publisher: American Book Company
- Publication Date: 1901
- Pages: 86
About St. Basil the Great
St. Basil the Great (330–379) was bishop of Caesarea and an influential figure in the fourth-century Church. The Orthodox Church reveres him as one of the Three Holy Hierarchs (along with Ss. Gregory Nazianzus and John Chrysostom), and he is commemorated on January 1. He is best known for his monastic Rule as well as his monumental Treatise on the Holy Spirit. His homilies on the six days of creation (Hexaemeron) as well as on the Psalter are also treasured. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, used in the Orthodox Church throughout Great Lent, as well as on other specific feast days, is also attributed to him.