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message 1: by Emy (last edited Aug 23, 2018 11:58AM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5038 comments John Cassian

Wikipedia: John Cassian
Library of Congress: Cassian, John, approximately 360-approximately 435

This author has multiple profiles, for each language as appropriate BUT many of these don't have the "authoritative" form as Primary Author.
NB John Cassian (double space) is a modern horror writer)

Relatively simple job:
1. Put John Cassian as Primary Author
2. Add, where appropriate, the variant on the cover as second author.
3. Add any translators or editors afterwards - he merits editors as most collections of his works will be New Works.

Stage 2 - anthologies containing his works
1. Check the cover for any mention of him
2. Where he is on the cover, make sure records have both John Cassian AND cover variant (where the cover is different)
3. When Cassian isn't mentioned on the cover, we can just add John Cassian as Contributor.


Joannes Cassianus
Ioannes Cassianus
Johannes Cassian
Johannes Cassianus
Juan Casiano
Giovanni Cassiano
Jean Cassien
Not found:
John the Ascetic
Ioannes Eremita Cassianus
Ioannus Cassianus
Ioannes Massiliensis
Ioannis Kassianos
Johannes, Eremita
Johannes, Massiliensis
Ioann Kassian
Yūḥannā Kāsyān (Arabic - script not yet found, possibly يانا كاشان or جون كاسيان or اللغة الإنجليزية)
Johannes von Massilia - DE
Ioan Casian
Ioannis Cassianus
Ioannis Kassianos

Other scripts (not all found on Goodreads yet)
Greek: Ιωάννης Κασσιανός
Russian: Иоанн Кассиан / Иоанн Кассиан Римлянин / Иоанн Массалийский

message 2: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5038 comments Second saint who needs the same process:

Gregory Nazianzen
Gregory of Nazianus
*Gregory of Nazianzus* - this is the "authoritative version" of his name.

message 3: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5038 comments Third:
*Athanasius the Apostolic* - this is the "authoritative version" of his name.
Athanasius the Apostolic

message 4: by Kat (last edited Sep 08, 2018 11:48AM) (new)

Kat (kate_schechter) | 21 comments John Cassian done.
Question: Tertullian and Origen.
Is the definitive name “Tertullian”, or full name “Quintus Tertullian”? Same question with Origen: “Origen” or “Origen Adamantius”?

In the book “Tertullian, Origen and Cassian on Prayer: Essential Ancient Christian Writings”, they’re listed on the cover by full name, so I edited the entry to reflect that. But it looks like all other entries for Tertullian and Origen use the single name only.

How should they be listed in this title, and in what order?

Should it be:
Quintus Tertullian,
Origen Adamantius,
John Cassian

Book link: (sorry for the separate book link, trying to link as usual just gives repeated error)

I notice authors Origen and Tertullian have many of the same issues captured in your Cassian stage 2, above. Translators not listed, Origen/Tertullian not listed as contributors, etc.

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