What is the Slavic Version of the Chronicle of George Synkellos? Cover Image
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Какво представлява славянската версия на Хрониката на Георги Синкел ?
What is the Slavic Version of the Chronicle of George Synkellos?

Author(s): Anna-Maria Totomanova
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН

Summary/Abstract: The paper tackles upon the struture and content of the text identified by Istrin as a Slavic translation of the Chronicle of George Synkellos. The detailed comparison of the Slavic version with the Greek text of Synkellos did nоt confirm Istrin’s considerations. The Slavic version contains only a small part of Synkellоs’ Chronicle covering the years after the Resurrection of Christ up to the reign of Diocletianus and continues with the narrative of Theophanus Confessor up to the foundation of Constantinople. The first part of the Slavic chronicle, which covers the world history from the Creation up to the Resurrection, is based and structured according the chronological concepts of Sextus Julius Africanus, a Christian writer from the third century. Africanus’ Chronograph, though highly respected and used by the most popular Byzantine historians, has not been preserved in the Byzantine manuscript tradition. The latter means that the Slavic text contains the only relatively full version of Africanus Chronography.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 37-38
  • Page Range: 49-68
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian