Roger Pearse's Pages

Thanks for visiting this site. There's no theme to the subjects discussed below, except that I'm interested in them and think maybe someone else might be too, or for some reason I have some information to hand which might be useful to someone.  [Note: most of this is now almost 20 years old.]


  • The Tertullian Project - A personal perspective on this ancient Latin writer. Manuscripts, Latin, Rare Books, Lost Works, and other things about one of the funniest writers of antiquity.

  • My blog About the ancient world, the fathers, and more.

  • QuickLatin. A Latin-to-English Translation Assistant program I've produced to ease the Latin-to-English gap.

  • Early Church Fathers - Additional  -  English translations of the fathers which aren't available elsewhere online, collected.  Also a mirror of the now unavailable CCEL Early Church Fathers in the v2 form.

  • The Syriac Library  -  Syriac public domain texts.

  • Manuscripts of ancient authors - How did these texts get to us?  Here are some notes on what physical remains there are of various authors.  Just what manuscripts actually exist, and of what date?


  • "A Lost Gospel" - A manuscript find in Berlin in 1997 of a gnostic gospel, similar to the Coptic Gospel of Thomas. All the real information I can find, and an evaluation of it.




Like most things on the internet, these pages are the product of amateur interest (and so is the internet, come to think of it). This means there may be unintentional errors of fact or interpretation in them. I would welcome constructive comment, and corrections of matters of fact.  Many of these pages are now very old, it must be said, and I haven't looked at them in years.  Others are the subject of constant update.

Last updated 21st of October 2014.  Updated 16th October 2020 to remove personal details.

This page has been online since 22nd April 2000.