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The Slavonic Translation of Latin Vita of St. Anastasia the Widow and Her Companion St. Chrysogonus
The Slavonic Translation of Latin Vita of St. Anastasia the Widow and Her Companion St. Chrysogonus

Author(s): Desislava Atanassova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Slavonic translations from Latin; Vita of St. Anastasia and Hrysogon; South Slavic manuscripts

Summary/Abstract: The life St. Anastasia and Hrysogon, known until recently only by late Rus¬sian copies (from 15th century on), belongs to the group of several hagiographic texts which are considered to have been translated from Latin sources in 10th–11th centuries Bohemian kingdom. Since no Greek text corresponding to the Slavonic one have been discovered yet, it can be considered with a great portion of certainty that Slavonic translation have been done from Latin. However, the fact that this work can be found also in a 14th century South Slavic miscellany is questioning the hypothesis of Bohemian origin of Slavonic translation. The earliest South Slavic copy of the life of St. Anastasia and Hrysogon, on which I came across a few years ago, is in a Serbian manuscript from the second half of the 14th century from the Archive of Croatian Academy of sciences in Zagreb (sign. III c 24). This texts ap¬pears to be of a big interest and since in is not known by its earliest South-Slavic copy, here I propose its critical edition.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 117-129
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English