These section is destined to contain the electronic edition and translation of the entire corpus of Coptic titles (3rd-11th century).

It is a work in progress (at present is available just a partial list of titles): as soon as a new edition is ready, this will be inserted at the same time here and in one of the relational databases on which the Atlas is based.

Coptic titles represent a privileged point of observation of the Coptic literary manuscript culture. Over the centuries, they have changed position inside the manuscript, layout, length, textual structure and even purpose, marking crucial phases of the manufacture of the writing supports – the shift from roll to codex, and from papyrus codex to parchment codex – and important passages of the history of Coptic literature – from the translations from Greek into Coptic to the production of an original literature. Moreover, they are often created later than the works they are attributed to and therefore can be considered texts in their own right. For this reason, within the scientific activities of PAThs, a Clavis Coptica has been assigned to each of them.

It must be stressed, however, that Coptic titles do not represent a trustworthy coordinate to identify a literary work (it is not rare, for instance, that the same work has different titles in different manuscripts). The only univocal way to refer to a work is the Clavis Coptica.


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#Clavis Coptica attributed to the titleClavis coptica attributed to the workConventional title of the workAuthor name
1cc5090-SH01cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
2cc5090-SH02cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
3cc5090-SH03cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
4cc5090-SH04cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
5cc5090-SH05cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
6cc5090-SH06cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
7cc5090-SH07cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
8cc5090-SH08cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
9cc5090-SH09cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
10cc5090-SH10cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
11cc5090-SH11cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
12cc5090-SH12cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
13cc5090-SH13cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
14cc5090-SH14cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
15cc5090-SH15cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
16cc5090-SH16cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
17cc5090-SH17cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
18cc5090-SH18cc0090Canones BasiliiBasil of Caesarea
19cc5119A-Icc0119In Mariam V.Cyril of Jerusalem
20cc5129B-Icc0129In Mariam V.Demetrius of Antioch