Gnesioi filoi: George Syncellus and Theophanes the Confessor – Addenda

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  • Andrzej Kompa University of Lodz, Faculty of Philosophy and History, Institute of History, Department of Byzantine Studies, ul. A. Kamińskiego 27a, 90-219 Łódź, Polska/Poland image/svg+xml https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7284-6820

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18778/2084-140X.12.34

Keywords:

Theophanes the Confessor, George Syncellus, Georgios Synkellos, Byzantine chronography, Byzantine historiography, Chronographia, Ekloge chronographias, gnesios philos, TLG, world chronicles, hos proephen, kathos kai proephen, hos proephemen, hos ephen, hos ephemen, ὡς προέφην, καθὼς καὶ προέφην, ὡς προέφημεν, καθὼς προέφημεν, ὡς ἔφην, ὡς ἔφημεν, stylometry

Abstract

The paper provides the addenda to A. Kompa, Gnesioi filoi: the search for George Syncellus’ and Theophanes the Confessor’s own words, and the authorship of their oeuvre, Studia Ceranea 5, 2015, p. 155–230. All the expressions crucial to the stylistic and stylometric argument on the authorship of the Chronography of Theophanes have been updated after 7 years and verified in the expanded TLG database. The updated results are presented below. The conclusions confirm the previous opinions on the individual, singular authorship of the chronicle of Theophanes with differences in style from the first part of the universal history, written by George Syncellus. At the same time, both works should be treated as a single project, and the prooimion to Theophanes’ part as a sound base faor the reconstruction of the writing process. The clauses ὡς προέφην, καθὼς καὶ προέφην, ὡς προέφημεν, and καθὼς προέφημεν are specific to the Chronography of Theophanes in their frequency and diversity, but they seem to be known and used by the circles from which Theophanes acquired his literary skills.

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2022-12-30

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Kompa, A. (2022). Gnesioi filoi: George Syncellus and Theophanes the Confessor – Addenda. Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, 12, 599–632. https://doi.org/10.18778/2084-140X.12.34

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