Digital Edition of the Ethica Complementoria

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[Last content update: 2023-06-29]
[Last edit: 2023-06-29]


Since we do not have any good reasons to believe that Georg Greflinger had anything to do with the initial compilation and print production of the Ethica Complementoria, the scholarly edition of the Ethica will no longer be part of the Greflinger Digital Archive Edition.

Instead, the Ethica Complementoria has become a separate, independent digital scholarly edition. It is published iteratively with the German Text Archive ( A bilingual edition of the Danish translation and its German source will be published with the Norwegian Society for Language and Literature (

Following the DTA base model, the digital edition will provide XML TEI P5 encoded texts.

A critical-synoptic edition providing the edited texts of Nürnberg 1643 and Amsterdam 1665 in parallel, with annotations and a full record of the print history, is under preparation.

As a prerequisite for the scholarly edition, the textual transmission of all Ethica prints in the 17th and 18th centuries has been reconstructed. A (tentative) stemma has been established to group the prints into six distinct strands of transmission. It also describes several yet unknown prints in bibliographic detail. This extensive bibliographical-stemmatological study has been published as a supplement to the Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte in 2018 and can be accessed freely via the Herzog August library.

See also the project’s weblog on and the documentation on GitHub.