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Migne - Epiphanius Ad Physiologum

Migne - Epiphanius Ad Physiologum

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 S. P. N. EPIPHANIIEPISCOPI CONSTANTIÆ CYPRI
Ad Physiologum
The Greek 
 Physiologus
 attributed toSaint Epiphanius
Latin Translation
fromJacques-Paul Migne
 Patrologia Cursus Completus, Series Graeca
Volume 43, Columns 517-534Paris, 1864
 
Introduction to the Digital Edition
This text was prepared for digital publication by David Badke in March 2004. It wasscanned from the original printed text.
Author:
The actual author of the
 Physiologus
is unknown, but it is highly unlikelythat it was Epiphanius (c. 310-403, Bishop of Cyprus), who was only one of severalGreek-speaking early Christian writers to receive credit for it.
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S. P. N. EPIPHANII
EPISCOPI CONSTANTIÆ CYPRIAd Physiologum, qui de uniuscujusque generis ferarum ac volucrum natura locutusest.
CAP. I.
 Physiologus de leone agit primum.
De leone ferarum atque animalium rege dicere incipiamus: Jacob enim benedicensJudæ:
Catulus leonis
, ait,
 Juda, ex germine, fili mi
,
1
et quæ sequuntur.
 Prima leonis proprietas.
Cum leo in monte oberrat, et venatorem odoratur, sua ipsius vestigia cauda obtegit,ne illis insistentes venatores lustrum inveniant, atque ipsum capiant.
 Interpretatio.
Sic Dominus noster Jesus Christus spiritualis leo qui vicit ex tribu Judæ, radixDavid, a Patre missus, sui ipsius spiritualia cooperuit vestigia, id est, divinitatemsuam; se enim exinanivit, et in Mariæ ventrem descendit, ut salvaret fraudedeceptum hominum genus.
 Et Verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis
:
2
 quapropter illi qui ignorabant desuper illum descendisse, dicebant:
Quis est iste rex gloriæ?
3
 
sanctus vero Spiritus:
 Dominus
, inquit,
virtutum ipse est rex gloriæ
.
4
 
 Altera interpretatio.
 Nec aliter tu, spiritualis homo, cum feceris eleemosynam, sinisera tua dexteræ opusignoret, ne te diabolus ex bonis operibus investiget et ad peccandum alliciat.
CAP. II.
 Altera leonis proprietas.
Leæna mortuum et cæcum edit catulum, juxta quem defixos in illum habens oculostriduo cubat; his vero transactis leo accedit, et in catulum spirat, qui statim et ad
1
Gen. XLIX, 9.
2
Joan. I, 14.
3
Psal. XXIII, 8.
4
ibid. 10.

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