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The Translations and their Translators


This article describes the historical development of Armenian translations of Syriac literature from the 5th century, Intervening- and Clinician Periods. Significant works and figures are highlighted.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0139-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1091
Publication Date: Feb 13,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 30
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0139-5
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This article describes the historical development of Armenian translations of Syriac literature from the 5th century, Intermediate and Clinician Periods. Much of the works in the 5th century are attributed to Ephrem the Syrian, containing commentaries, prayers, and hymns. During the Intermediate Period, translations from Syriac slowed, but significant works include letters around the time of the Council of Chalcedon. The Clinician Period is one of renewed interest, especially for commentary, accounts of saints, and other historical works. Mathews refers to the latter period as the “Golden Age” of Syriac-Armenian translation. An appendix lists prominent works in each of the three periods.

This article describes the historical development of Armenian translations of Syriac literature from the 5th century, Intermediate and Clinician Periods. Much of the works in the 5th century are attributed to Ephrem the Syrian, containing commentaries, prayers, and hymns. During the Intermediate Period, translations from Syriac slowed, but significant works include letters around the time of the Council of Chalcedon. The Clinician Period is one of renewed interest, especially for commentary, accounts of saints, and other historical works. Mathews refers to the latter period as the “Golden Age” of Syriac-Armenian translation. An appendix lists prominent works in each of the three periods.

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Edward G.***OLD ACCT*** Mathews, Jr.

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