Eusebius' Onomasticon

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Sam Henderson | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Sep 22 2013 9:31 PM

On a number of occasions I have seen interesting references to this work in texts in my Logos library and really wanted to consult it. It's a kind of geographical encylopedia of significant Biblical and Early church locations written by a man who was very much closer in time and space to these places than subsequent commentators.

Does anyone know if there is a version of this text buried somewhere in the Logos library?

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 23 2013 4:14 AM

I can't say for sure but I think this is the only Eusebius resource that Logos currently carries - https://www.logos.com/product/30595/the-ecclesiastical-history . Onomasticcon is mentioned in the writeup there but only as a reference to another one of his works.

But the one you mention does sound interesting so maybe Logos may carry it in the future. This seems like a good suggestion for you to make.

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 23 2013 5:09 AM

There are a couple of other resources but I don't know if what you asking about is contained therin.

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Sleiman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 23 2013 6:45 AM

Sam Henderson:
Does anyone know if there is a version of this text buried somewhere in the Logos library?
I searched the Logos catalog and my library and found none.

Then I searched the forums for a possible PBB, but did not find that either.

However I found a reference to it in this thread with a statement by Louis from Logos that they would 'look into' including the Onomasticon in Eusebius' collection, but that was a year ago.

Your best bet: Make your own Logos personal book from the free text available on this link.

Here's the wiki on Logos personal books. Here's a list of user contributed personal books.

Please share it with the rest of us if you do! Smile

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 23 2013 1:45 PM

Sleiman:
I found a reference to it in this thread with a statement by Louis from Logos that they would 'look into' including the Onomasticon in Eusebius' collection, but that was a year ago.

Too late now, as the resource has already shipped. Either he forgot about it, or there were rights issues.

I believe Carta has a modern edition. But then there's no relationship with Carta yet.Sad

Sleiman:
Please share it with the rest of us if you do! Smile

Indeed! I would love to have it.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 21 2015 11:52 AM

Having become quite adept using the new Logos Atlas, it seemed only appropriate to resurrect this thread (which has a good title), and the earlier one by fgh, which actually has more info and famous quote ( https://community.logos.com/forums/p/52944/387162.aspx )

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Louis St. Hilaire | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 8 2012 8:44 AM

fgh:
LOGOS, if you read this: I'm missing the title I've been wanting, the Onomasticon. Any chance you could add it? There seems to be a modern translation on http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/eusebius_onomasticon_01_intro.htm, which is nevertheless said to be in the Public Domain and free to copy.


We'll look into this. Thanks.

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I for one, am about to spring for the hardcopy.  I'm really tempted to pull in the Jerome version (latin).  But I'd think both an english and Jerome's version would be great in Logos.  I'd think you'd have quite a number of takers (minus me, since I'm out of patience, 2 1/2 year later):

http://www.amazon.com/Onomasticon-Eusebius-Caesarea/dp/9652205001   This is likely my purchase. It's the one ref'd by fgh.

http://www.amazon.com/Eusebius-Onomasticon-Scripture-Christian-Perspectives/dp/0391042173 This is the Brill one, and outside my budget.

http://www.amazon.com/Eusebii-Pamphili-Episcopi-Caesariensis-Onomasticon/dp/1145480845 This one is a re-print from 1923.  I'll likely spring for it, after I get the Carta one (no need if the Carta one indeed has both english and latin).

EDIT:  I went ahead and got the Carta volume from A-Company (at almost double the Amazon price but I have most of the Carta volumes).  Now that I can see it (!), on the left side, it has Eusebius and on the right, Jerome (both in English).  The Carta volume also has some nice matching maps in the back for any map-oholics.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 21 2015 1:57 PM

An added entry for those interested in Roman roads (which Eusebius is describing):

http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Land-Michael-Avi-Yonah/dp/9652205028 

This volume is a re-print of Avi-Yonah's oft-cited Roman Roads in Palestine volume from the 1920s.  The original is hard to find, though Abe Books has a copy currently.

This one is a reprint/update, and additionally includes Anson Rainey's toponymic index and very affordable.  Of course, it'd be nice in Logos as well. I ordered it as well.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 26 2015 11:54 AM

Adding useful info for future Logosian searches.

The above book 'the Holy Land' by Michael  Avi-Yonah turned out to be a good buy and is recommended, depending on needs.  Of course 'Carta' would be recommended for Logos.

Just in 15 minutes, I already answered four of my curiousity questions (when/why did 'Arabia' show up as a Roman provincial name vs Paul's quote  [Trajan/106], when Pella is mentioned was it simply the city [larger territory east], what's the data on Bethlehem of Galilee [assoc'd with Ptolimais border], and as best known what was the Persian layout in Palestine post-exile [specifically the border north of Jerusalem]).

Primary benefits of HL:

- The index.  Avi-Yonah was really detailed and the spellings varied.

- The footnotes.  He cites where he got the info so you can follow up.

- Lots of maps!

It's 'old-style' as any reprint.  I wondered if the Carta Sacred Bridge or the Macmillan atlas had overlap with it.  Just barely.  HL seems to drill down below the area maps you see in the other Carta volumes.  Certainly nothing in Logos is similar to this.

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Abram K-J | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 5:42 PM

If this link was already listed, I missed it, so to be sure, for anyone still seeking further info about the Onomasticon, here is its Greek and Latin text at archive.org.

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