THE RIGHT HAND FETID, THE LEFT UNCLEAN: AN UNKNOWN BYZANTINE SPIRITUALLY BENEFICIAL TALE
The concept of sacred insanity is widespread among many religions of the world and through many ages and cultures. The present volume collects the contributions of the symposium Holy Fools and Divine Madmen, held in Munich in 2015. Employing interdisciplinary approaches, these studies cover a wide geographical and cultural range, from Byzantium westward to Italy and Ireland, and eastward to Islamic Iran, and to India and Tibet
Syriac Life of St. Basil by Ps-Amphilochiushas not been preserved in a complete form. The fragment from BL Add 17.272 is published and the textoogy is presented.
This article is critical review of the volume The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography, Vol. I: Periods and Places
La présente contribution est consacrée au texte grec du Martyre de Ste Parascève d’Iconium. Ce récit, qu’on croyait jusqu’ici connu exclusivement par la tradition slave, est en réalité partiellement conservé dans un manuscrit grec incluant un éloge de Jean d’Eubée (VIIIe s.) dédié à sainte Parascève de Sicile (BHG 1420p). Il contient quelques épisodes du Martyre, abrégés en vue d’être insérés dans cet encomium. Le fragment retrouvé pose la question de la vénération de Ste Parascève d’Iconium à Byzance, et de l’identification exacte de la sainte figurée dans l’iconographie byzantine.
This is the original publication of the Greek text of the Vita of Basil the Younger from the Athos manuscript of Dionysiou monastery of 1328 "en regard" with the Old Russian text of the oldest Slavic translation from the manuscript in Egorov collection (Moscow0? together with the ampe introduction and commentaries, pertaining both to the realm of Old Russian language and Byzantine history.
The article is dedicated to one of the earliest witness of the veneration of St. Helena and St. Constantine among the Slavs as attested by liturgical sources.
In recent years Byzantine hagiography has attracted renewed interest of the international community of Byzantine scholars and not only thanks to studies dedicated to this subject and critical editions of individual textes, but also because hagiography has been the main focus of numerous major research projects: databases, new repertories, a new version of the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca and some very useful handbooks dedicated to this literary genre during the Byzantine Empire. These researches have analysed Byzantine hagiography in relation to the hagiograhic writings composed in neighbouring areas, the West, the Syriac and Arabic Middle East, the Southern Slavs, etc. but also the relations between the hagiographical texts and other literary genres. The volume introduces the current developments of hagiographical studies and on-going projects on the subject, and investigate a variety of texts and authours from the Patristic period to the end of Byzantium.
The present article continues the investigation of the Soqotri verbal system undertaken by the Russian-Soqotri fieldwork team. The article focuses on the so-called “weak” and “geminated” roots in the basic stem. The investigation is based on the analysis of full paradigms (perfect, imperfect and jussive) of more than 170 “weak” and “geminated” Soqotri verbs.