Patristic Readers – Gregory of Nyssa’s Ad Simplicium

As promised, I have a new short pdf text up at Patristic Readers, it’s Gregory of Nyssa’s Ad Simplicium, De Fide.

I decided to tackle this short text after finishing up Ad Ablabium, partly because the latter is too short for a print volume by itself, partly because I thought it would prove a very manageable short text dealing with a related topic, i.e. continuing in the vein of Gregory’s Trinitarian theology. The Greek is not overly difficult, and the high amount of repetition should be of great benefit to students with less developed skills. I commend it to your reading leisure!

Patristic Readers – Gregory of Nyssa’s Ad Ablabium

Just now I’ve posted up and released a pdf version of my Patristic Readers edition of Gregory of Nyssa’s Ad Ablabium.


Altogether, the number of hours for this volume is not staggering, but it has taken quite some time. I’ve refined my process for Greek quite well, and when I’m on task and working I get through things at a decent pace. However, there are many gremlins that slow things down, and working on something like this is distracting for the doctoral research, so I suspect it will be a little while before the next volume. The next one will involve a Latin Father, and so there is also some more ‘set-up’ time on the Latin front as well.

I’m moving towards some print volumes, my hold-up remains cover design but I think we’re making progress there. I’ll let you know.


State of the Projects, November 2014

This past month has been a little more productive. This current month I am relocating 10,000km so that will be a little disruptive.

Greek Natural Reader

Last month I wrote chapter 3 and recording chapter 1. This month I hope to write chapter 4, and review and record chapter 2. If all goes well, in December I will be able to write a bit more.

Patristic Readers

I successfully completed the first edition of Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis. Great! At present I am putting the finishing touches together for a combined volume of Polycarp and Perpetua, for a first print edition.

This month I’ve begun work on the next volume.


One teaching class to go, and three exams to administer. Then marking, final grades, and done for this truncated semester.


No progress this past month, as planned. Have timetabled some slots in to begin work again this present month.

Audio recording

As you might see on the Audio page, I’m experimenting again with recording audio of texts. Some I’m doing systematically, others more haphazard (i.e. the NT). I try and do a session or two a week.

Video recording

This month I’m scripting up some WAYK videos for introductory Latin and Greek, to be recorded once I get back to Australia.