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Offline felipe.farinon

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Philokalia in the original language
« on: February 24, 2015, 10:08:53 AM »
Hi,

Where may I find the physical book Philokalia to buy online in it's original language? It is written in koine greek, isn't it?

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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 07:53:27 PM »
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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 08:03:12 PM »
If you take the time to learn Greek then you could read it the original language

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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 08:38:05 PM »
All the original writings in the Philokalia were written in Greek with the exception of two, which were originally in Latin.
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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 08:49:54 PM »
Since there was no Philokalia, only scattered writings, until Sts. Nicodemus and Macarius gathered and edited them in the 18th century, and that seems to be what the OP wants (that first/original compiled version of the primary texts)... wouldn't that compilation be in some early form of modern Greek, rather than koine? Or did they leave the texts as they were as far as that went (koine and byzantine greek)?
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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 08:55:57 PM »
They edited them, not translated them. At most they would rectify spelling and grammar to Church standards. Translating to Modern Greek would be a large project of a whole other nature. At any rate, look at the document I linked to if you want to see for yourself.
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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 09:03:04 AM »
Thank you very much! That will be really usefull.
But I'd rather have a physical copy of it, it is better to read. If I don't find someone that sells it, now I have the option to print it myself.

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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2015, 09:07:42 AM »
I've been through the two major Greek ecclesiastical publishers, and there seems to be no complete text in print. There is just the 'Little Philokalia', in two volumes, for a total of 500 pages (text and notes), so just a fragment of the full work. :-[
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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 11:17:57 AM »
How lucky we are to have it in English.
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Re: Philokalia in the original language
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2015, 12:14:29 PM »
How lucky we are to have it in English.

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