Thesaurus. Cuius editionem principem curavit J.A. Munitiz.
Brepols, Turnhout / Univeristy Press, Leuven, 1979. CXXIII,269p. 3 facsimiles. Original green gilt titled cloth. Upper edge publisher's stained. Sticker glued to paste-down endpaper. Series: Corpus Christianorum, Series Graeca, 5. ‘Few are now called to produce the edition princeps of a Greek text. One such is Fr. Munitiz with his laudable Thesauros of Theognostus, yet another fruit of that great treasure-house of information which was the late Abbé Richard. (…) Treasury is indeed an apt title for this book: we are apprised even on the first page that our editor presented an earlier form of the edition to the sorbonne, for which he was awarded d the highest grade of doctorate. (…) Richard discovers the principal manuscript of this work on one of his Athos visits when investigating florilegia in the early fifties. This is, however, much more a kind of catechism (…). Its reading public will have been reasonably erudite, with a background of the major Fathers (…) The language is, however, simple, described by the editor as ‘one katharevousa simplifiée.’ Extracts of theological argument are tempered by monastic stories. It was monkish interest in these stories which ultimately preserved the work. Written between 1204 and 1252 (…), the Thesauros is made up chiefly from in extenso citations from earlier authors. (…) By a careful exposition, Fr. Munitiz shows that where Theognostus occurs as a source in the Thesauros, he is the same person as the Theognostus of the Kephálaia neptiká.’ (PHILIP PATTENDEN in The Journal of Theological Studies, 1981, p.516).