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The Alphabetic Chapters Attributed to St. Neilos: an Edition
The Alphabetic Chapters Attributed to St. Neilos: an Edition

Author(s): Dorotei Getov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: This a critical editio princeps of a Byzantine ascetic work composed of twenty-four short Christian moral teachings in prose, each beginning with a letter of the Greek alphabet. The four known manuscript witnesses for the Alphabetic Chapters have been processed philologically to yield a stemma codicum and a significant number of variant readings. The complex question of authorship is discussed briefly. This article adds to the edited specimina of a minor, yet popular, genre of Byzantine theological literature – the monastic chapters.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 77-87
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English