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This work details the lives of seven Palestinian monks and abbots, written in popular Greek by Cyril of Scythopolis, a sixth-century monk.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-521-4
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Sep 7,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 421
Languages: German, Greek
ISBN: 978-1-61143-521-4
$131.00

This work details the lives of seven Palestinian monks and abbots, written in popular Greek by Cyril of Scythopolis, a sixth-century monk. Of his subjects, Euthymius founded the monastery in which Cyril resided, on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho; Sabas founded Mar Saba, in the wilderness east of Jerusalem; John the Silent retired from a bishopric to be one of Sabas' hermits; Cyriacus polemicized against Origenism and founded a monastery; Theodosius the Coenobiarch founded a monastery which still exists, east of Bethlehem; Theognius was a bishop and monk; Abraham of Kratia was an abbot who left his monastery to be a hermit in Palestine. Included are Greek texts, with copious indices and appendices on the manuscripts, Cyril's dates, the historical context, and what little can be known about Cyril himself.

This work details the lives of seven Palestinian monks and abbots, written in popular Greek by Cyril of Scythopolis, a sixth-century monk. Of his subjects, Euthymius founded the monastery in which Cyril resided, on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho; Sabas founded Mar Saba, in the wilderness east of Jerusalem; John the Silent retired from a bishopric to be one of Sabas' hermits; Cyriacus polemicized against Origenism and founded a monastery; Theodosius the Coenobiarch founded a monastery which still exists, east of Bethlehem; Theognius was a bishop and monk; Abraham of Kratia was an abbot who left his monastery to be a hermit in Palestine. Included are Greek texts, with copious indices and appendices on the manuscripts, Cyril's dates, the historical context, and what little can be known about Cyril himself.

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Eduard Schwartz

Cyril of Scythopolis

  • Inhaltsverzeichnis (page 5)
  • Texte (page 7)
  • Register (page 260)
    • II Personen (page 263)
    • III Stadte Usw (page 287)
    • III Xolvobla Havqu Uovaornova (page 295)
    • IV Worter Und Sachen (page 303)
  • Bemurkungen (page 320)
    • I Handschriften (page 323)
    • II Kyrills Datierungen (page 346)
    • III Geschichtliches (page 362)
    • IV Kyrill (page 414)
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