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Title: An Index of Syriac Literature by Sebastian Brock (PDF from archive.org)
Post by: Alpha60 on May 21, 2017, 05:23:40 PM
https://ia800300.us.archive.org/22/items/ABriefOutlineOfSyriacLiterature/BrockABriefOutlineOfSyriacLiterature1997noSamplePassages1_text.pdf

Those interested in the Syriac Orthodox Church, as well as those interested in the other Syriac communities (the Maronites, Assyrians, the Chalcedonians, and the extinct Gnostics such as the Tatianists and the author of The Acts of Thomas, etc) might find this work rather useful.
Title: Re: An Index of Syriac Literature by Sebastian Brock (PDF from archive.org)
Post by: Alpha60 on May 21, 2017, 09:01:52 PM
This by the way is my favorite work of Syriac Orthodox literature:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/asia/lsbh/lsbh26.htm

Comtaining amusing and profitable sayings and legends, it concludes with a most pious set of momento mori, ending with a mourning elegy of grief the compiler, Mar Bar Hebraeus, the Maphrian or Catholicos of the Syriac Orthodox Church in what is now Iraq and Iran, for his beloved Patriarch who had reposed in the Lord.
Title: Re: An Index of Syriac Literature by Sebastian Brock (PDF from archive.org)
Post by: Jetavan on May 21, 2017, 10:04:25 PM
This by the way is my favorite work of Syriac Orthodox literature:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/asia/lsbh/lsbh26.htm

Comtaining amusing and profitable sayings and legends, it concludes with a most pious set of momento mori, ending with a mourning elegy of grief the compiler, Mar Bar Hebraeus, the Maphrian or Catholicos of the Syriac Orthodox Church in what is now Iraq and Iran, for his beloved Patriarch who had reposed in the Lord.

From the sayings of the Greek philosophers (http://www.sacred-texts.com/asia/lsbh/lsbh06.htm):

X. Aristotle commanded Alexander [the Great], saying, "Do not reveal thy secret unto two men lest, if it be revealed, thou be unable to be certain which of the two hath made it public, and if thou punishest both of them thou wilt then certainly inflict an injury upon him that revealed it not, and if thou forgivest both of them thou wilt not do even an act of grace because of him who revealed it not."