The reader to whom the study is new will gain some idea of the bulk of the extant patristic literature, if we add that in Migne's collection ninety-six large volumes are occupied with the Greek fathers from Clement of Rome to John of Damascus, and seventysix with the Latin fathers from Tertullian to Gregory the Great.2 For a discussion of the more important fathers the student is referred to the articles which deal with them separately.
The contents of the volumes of Migne's patrologies are given in the Catalogue general des livres de l'abbe Migne, and a useful list in alphabetical order of the writers in the Greek Patrologia has been compiled by Dr J.
Migne's texts are not always satisfactory, but since the completion of his great undertaking two important collections have been begun on critical lines - the Vienna edition of the Latin Church writers,' and the Berlin edition of the Greek writers of the ante-Nicene period .8 For English readers there are three series of translations from the fathers, which cover much of the ground; the Oxford Library of the Fathers, the Ante Nicene Christian Library and the Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.
P. Migne's Patrologia, lxiii., lxiv.
- Douay (1616) by Alardus Gazaus, with excellent notes; Migne's Patrol.
94 to 96 in Migne's Greek series.
Of Migne's Patrol.
In February 1868 a great fire destroyed the whole of Migne's printing premises, but he established a new house in Paris, which was purchased in 1876 by the publishers Gamier Freres, who still own all the works brought out by Migne.
For a more complete account of Migne's life, see the article in the Catholic Encyclopedia (New York, 1906 seq.).
P. Migne's Patrologia (vol.
180, and translated into French in Migne's Dict.
St Nilos in Migne's Patrologia Graeca, vol.
Walafrid's works are published in Migne's Patrologia Latina, vols.
The complete works are in Migne's Patrologia latina.
P. Migne's Patrologia, clxiii.
(Oxford); in Migne's Patrologia Latina, tom.
P. Migne's Patrologia Latina, vols.
Weiland, 1876), and at Paris, 1884 (in Migne's Patrologia Latina, cxlvi.).
The works are collected in Migne's Patrologia Latina, tome 162; some unpublished Sententiae were edited by G.
- Epistolarum libri xiv., Moralium libri xxxv., Regulae pastoralis liber, Dialogorum libri iv., Homiliarum Ezechielem prophetam libri ii., Homiliarum in Evangelia libri These are all printed in Migne's Patrologia Latina.
In addition to the above-mentioned works there are printed under Gregory's name in Migne's Patrologia Latina, vol.
P. Migne's Patrologiae cursus completus (vol.
The most complete printed collection of IElred's works is in Migne's Patrologia Latina, vol.
The only complete edition is Bishop Malou's in Migne's Patrologia graeca, ci.
(Migne's Patrologia Latina, vols.
Of Migne's Patrologia, and there is an Oxford school edition (1844) after Reading.
P. Migne's Patrologie latine, Tome 191 and 192.