A Newly Discovered Greek Father: Cassian the Sabaite by Panayiotis Tzamalikos

By Panayiotis Tzamalikos

It is a serious version of texts of Codex 573 (ninth century, Monastery of Metamorphosis, Meteora, Greece), that are released besides the monograph picking the genuine Cassian, within the comparable sequence. They solid mild on Cassian the Sabaite, a 6th century hugely erudite highbrow, whom Medieval forgery changed with John Cassian. The texts are of excessive philological, theological, and philosophical worth, seriously pregnant with notions attribute of eminent Greek Fathers, in particular Gregory of Nyssa. they're couched in a quite technical Greek language, which has a significant list in japanese patrimony, yet in most cases is senseless in Latin, that is very unlikely to were their unique language. The Latin texts at present attributed to John Cassian, the Scythian of Marseilles, are seriously interpolated translations of this Greek unique through Cassian the Sabaite, local of Scythopolis, who's pointed out with Pseudo-Caesarius and the writer of Pseudo Didymus' De Trinitate. Codex 573, entitled The e-book of Monk Cassian, preserves additionally the only extant manuscript of the Scholia in Apocalypsin, the chain of reviews that have been falsely attributed to Origen a century in the past. A serious variation of those Scholia is now being released in a separate version quantity, with observation and an English translation.

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A few decades after Cassian’s body was interred in a crypt alongside that of Sabas, another member of the Great Laura, namely Antiochus of Palestine, copied heavily Cassian’s texts, and yet nowhere did he mention the name of his source. 26 At the same time, the flourishing Medieval forgery took advantage of the open file that Cassian’s enemies had kept against his name: works of his were attributed to old theological authorities, such as Athanasius (as the first two out of the five present texts), Chrysostom, Basil of Caesarea, Basil of Seleucia et.

6, p. 16. 18 introduction what in the late 540s was a reward for Cassian’s personal qualities, it became an obloquy by posterity immediately after his death. A few decades after Cassian’s body was interred in a crypt alongside that of Sabas, another member of the Great Laura, namely Antiochus of Palestine, copied heavily Cassian’s texts, and yet nowhere did he mention the name of his source. 26 At the same time, the flourishing Medieval forgery took advantage of the open file that Cassian’s enemies had kept against his name: works of his were attributed to old theological authorities, such as Athanasius (as the first two out of the five present texts), Chrysostom, Basil of Caesarea, Basil of Seleucia et.

V121: ἐγείρονται· πάλιν – διαπετάσαντες τὰς χεῖρας V121: διαπετάσαντες τὰς χεῖρας. M. τὰς χεῖρας διαπετάσαντες  ποι ῶ ν Cod. ποιόν  ἐπιτελέσοντες M. ἐπιτελέσαι. V104 & V121: ἐπιτελέσοντες  ὡς Wotke wrongly wrote ὥστε, although V121 actually reads ὡς  ἐν τῇ … τῶν ἀδελφῶν M. ἐν τῇ τοσαύτῃ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἀναριθµήτῳ πληθύι. V121: ἀδελφῶν πληθύι. Wotke wrongly read πλήθει, and emended to ἐν τῷ τοσούτῳ πολυαριθµήτῳ τῶν ἀδελφῶν πλήθει. V104: τοσαύτῃ τῶν ἀδελφῶν πολυαριθµήτῳ πληθύι  πληθύϊ Cod.

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