Clement of Alexandria Paedagogus

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Philip Arend
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Clement of Alexandria Paedagogus

Post by Philip Arend » December 4th, 2018, 7:37 am

Hi, I'm trying to locate a reference for Clement of Alexandria with this numbering system: Clement of Alexandria, Paed. 3:7:39 I looked at various online texts but cannot be sure I have the correct sentence. The numbering doesn't seem clear to me. Is the first 3 only a reference to Paedagogus as the 3rd book in Clement's oevre or is it a chapter division? Also any hints on the best online Greek text?

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Robert Emil Berge
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Re: Clement of Alexandria Paedagogus

Post by Robert Emil Berge » December 4th, 2018, 10:54 am

I think it refers to M. Harl, H.-I. Marrou, C. Matray, and C. Mondésert's edition, which divides the text in 3 books. It has three chapters and sub-chapters which continue counting up across the chapters, so there's 101 sub-chapters in all. Here's the sub-chapter 39 of book 3:
Σταλτέον δὲ καὶ τὴν φίλανδρον γυναῖκα τἀνδρὶ παραπλησίως ὁδοιπορικῶς, καλὸν ἐφόδιον τῆς εἰς οὐρανοὺς πορείας εὐτέλειαν ἐπιφερομένους ἅμα σεμνότητι σώφρονι· μέτρον δὲ καθάπερ ὁ ποὺς τοῦ ὑποδήματος, οὕτως καὶ τῆς κτήσεως ἑκάστου τὸ σῶμα· τὸ δὲ περιττόν, ἃ δή φασι κόσμια, καὶ τὰ ἔπιπλα τῶν πλουσίων ἄχθος ἐστίν, οὐ κόσμος τοῦ σώματος. Χρὴ δὲ τὸν ἀναβαίνειν βιαζόμενον εἰς τοὺς οὐρανοὺς καλὴν βακτηρίαν τὴν εὐεργεσίαν περιφέρειν καὶ τοῖς θλιβομένοις μεταδεδωκότα τῆς ἀληθοῦς ἀναπαύσεως μεταλαμβάνειν· ὁμολογεῖ γὰρ ἡ γραφή, ὡς ἄρα «λύτρον ἐστὶν ἀνδρὸς ψυχῆς ὁ ἴδιος πλοῦτος», τουτέστιν, ἐὰν πλουτῇ, μεταδόσει σωθήσεται. Καθάπερ γὰρ τῶν φρεάτων ὅσα πέφυκεν βρύειν ἀπαντλούμενα εἰς τὸ ἀρχαῖον ἀναπιδύει μέτρον, οὕτως ἡ μετάδοσις ἀγαθὴ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχουσα πηγή, κοινωνοῦσα τοῖς διψῶσι τοῦ ποτοῦ αὔξεται πάλιν καὶ πίμπλαται, ὃν τρόπον ἐπὶ τοὺς θηλαζομένους ἢ καὶ βδαλλομένους μαστοὺς ἐπιρρεῖν εἴωθε τὸ γάλα. Ἀνενδεὴς γὰρ ὁ τὸν παντοκράτορα θεὸν λόγον ἔχων καὶ οὐδενὸς ὧν χρῄζει ἀπορεῖ ποτε· κτῆσις γὰρ ὁ λόγος ἀνενδεὴς καὶ εὐπορίας ἁπάσης αἴτιος.
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Re: Clement of Alexandria Paedagogus

Post by Robert Emil Berge » December 4th, 2018, 11:32 am

And I don't know if this is the best online edition, but I found the text here:

http://ardownload.catholiclibrary.org/l ... nd=default#
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Re: Clement of Alexandria Paedagogus

Post by Philip Arend » December 4th, 2018, 5:19 pm

Excellent! Thank you very much.
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