A machine-corrected EpiDoc version of the public domain volumes of the monumental collection of Latin Church Fathers.

This project is maintained by OpenGreekAndLatin

Welcome to CSEL!

This repository hosts digital versions of the public-domain volumes of the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL).

These XML files were produced by data entry company Jouve, who OCR'd, corrected and encoded each volume of CSEL in accordance with the latest EpiDoc standards. While adequate, more can and should be done to improve the XML (the -dev(elopment) suffix indicates the repository is open to improvement).

A Wikipedia link to this repository can be viewed here.

All the works in the repository for which we have added metadata are listed below, organized by author, with links to the individual files. If you see any problems with this list, please start an issue on the main repository page. At this time, the repository contains 6,055,446 words of CTS-compliant Latin.

The list below also includes the unique identifiers that we use for every author, work, and edition. We use standard identifiers to name our texts, including references to the numbers adopted by the canons of the TLG and (for Latin) PHI. The final element in the URN identifies the edition. See the TEI headers of the individual files to find all information about the origin of the file.

How to download individual files from this page
Clicking on the file's link will take you to the file in the repository. If you wish to download the TEI-XML of the file, right click on the link and choose "Save link as..."