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Св. Амфилохий Иконийски в светлината на гръко-латинската и славянската агиография
St. Amphylocius of Iconium in the Light of the Greco-Latin and Slavic Hagiography

Author(s): Slavia Barlieva
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Cultural history, Middle Ages, Theology and Religion
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The article presents two medieval translations – Latin and Slavic – of the pre-Metaphrastian Life of St. Amphilocius (c. 340–395), one of the honored Fathers of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Bishop of Iconium and a staunch opponent of the Arians. Basing her argument on Paolo Chiesa’s conclusion that the Latin translation, extant in MS 354 of The Municipal Library in Mantuva, was made by Anasthasius the Librarian, and assuming that the Slavic translation is most likely synchronic to the Latin one, the author compares the Mantuva text with a Slavic copy from MS 218 of the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church. She establishes evident similarities in the two translations, which inlcude also common deviations from the putative Greek original, the closest extant text to it being the copy in Cod. Barberinianus Gr. 318. This comparative analysis is the first stage toward preparing a critical edition of the Greek pre-Metaphrastian Life of Amphilocius and a study of its relation to the Slavic lives of the saint. The Appendix to the article includes a reprint of the Latin translation and an edition of the Slavic copy from the Serbian MS 218.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 49-50
  • Page Range: 97-114
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453), Bulgarian, Old Slavonic, Latin