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Address to Young Men on Greek Literature
(alternatively, "Address To Young Men On How They Might Derive Benefit From Greek Literature," ) is a text by Basil of Caesarea
Basil of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great, was the bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor . He was an influential 4th century Christian theologian...
. Although Basil is best known for his religious writing by most people, in this work Basil encouraged the study of Greek texts, and reassured his readers that despite their pagan origin, they were quite compatible with orthodox Christian thought.
Editions and commentaries
- Edward R. Maloney, St. Basil the Great to students on Greek literature, with notes and vocabulary, New York: American Book Company, 1901 (online)
- Georg Büttner, Basileios des Grossen Mahnworte an die Jugend uber den nützlichen Gebrauch der heidnischen Literatur, Munich, 1908 (online)
- Roy J. Deferrari, in St. Basil: Letters, vol. 4, Loeb Classical Library
The Loeb Classical Library is a series of books, today published by Harvard University Press, which presents important works of ancient Greek and Latin Literature in a way designed to make the text accessible to the broadest possible audience, by presenting the original Greek or Latin text on each...
, 1934 (online)
- Fernand Boulenger, Saint Basile: Aux jeunes gens sur la manière de tirer profit des lettres helléniques, Collection Budé
The Collection Budé, or the Collection des Universités de France, is a series of books comprising the Greek and Latin classics up to the middle of the 6th century...
, Paris, 1935 (repr. 1952, 1965)
- N.G. Wilson, Saint Basil on the value of Greek literature, London: Duckworth, 1975, ISBN 0-7156-0924-6
- Mario Naldini, Basilio di Cesarea: Discorso ai Giovani (Oratio ad adolescentes), Biblioteca Patristica 3, with the Latin version of Leonardo Bruni
Leonardo Bruni was an Italian humanist, historian and statesman. He has been called the first modern historian.-Biography:...
, Florence: Nardini, 1984