By John W Nesbitt

In honouring the reminiscence of Nicolas Oikonomides the individuals supply a bunch of Greek texts and translations which mirror the huge pursuits of Byzantine authors and the numerous genres to which they committed their skills. inside its pages one reveals an ekphrasis of Christopher of Mitylene, army speeches of Constantine VII, letters of Michael Psellos, an historic narrative relating to Empress Helena and the discovering of the pass, educating texts, and a long guide, followed through a reprint of the unique Brill Greek textual content, on withstanding a siege.

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4061, line 19-col. 4064, line 25 Pennacchini, 59, line 6-61, line 27 Georgii Hamartoli Chronicon in: PG 110, col. 620, line 12col. 621, line 25 DISCOVERY OF THE CROSS 25 TEXT Metå taËta ép°steilen ı basileÁw tØn •autoË mht°ra El°nh n tØn éji°painon ka‹ yeofil∞ efiw ÑIerosÒluma metå grammãtvn ka‹ xrhmãtvn éfyon¤aw prÚw tÚn fer≈numon Makãrion, tÚn t∞w Afil¤aw §p¤skopon, §p‹ énazhtÆsei toË §ndÒjou 5 stauroË ka‹ ofikodomª t«n èg¤vn tÒpvn, aÈt∞w afithsam°nhw t∞w basil¤dow, faskoÊshw Ùptas¤an tinå ye¤an •vrak°nai, keleÊousan aÈtª tå ÑIerosÒluma katalabe›n ka‹ toÁw èg¤ouw tÒpouw efiw f«w égage›n xvsy°ntaw ÍpÚ t«n énÒmvn ka‹ éfane›w genÒmenouw, §p‹ tosoÊtouw xrÒnouw.

If anyone doubts the validity of Scriptures—of Christ’s birth, crucifixion, and ascension—they need only visit Jerusalem and its environs. 37 The cross exists. It was prefigured in the Old Testament. It became hidden after Christ’s death. Pagan rulers came and went. 38 But the miracle of the infirm woman, related in the various accounts of Helena’s discovery, including Alexander the Monk’s, 37 I briefly touch here on aspects of pilgrimage which have been well and fully exploited by others: see e.

In contrast Alexander is of very humble origins (“the poorest of men”) and must balance his want of education against the proposal that he compose a panegyric of Barnabas. ”9 Let us now compare these statements with the proem of the 6 For a discussion of the various dates proposed for Alexander’s career see the Introduction to Peter van Deun’s edition of Laudatio Barnabae apostoli 16. 7 Laudatio Barnabae apostoli 15. 8 Laudatio Barnabae apostoli 21. 9 In my opinion the phrase, which I have translated as “by countless afflictions” (ÑÍpÚ mur¤vn pay«n), is to be understand in the sense of “countless illnesses”.

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