Italo-Greek Hagiography

Authored by: Mario Re

The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754650331
eBook ISBN: 9781315612799
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043966


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Italo-Greek hagiography is constituted by a corpus of about 40 texts. From the oldest Passions of the fifth century to the vitae of the thirteenth, we have a fixed number of texts, which will be the subject of the present chapter. 1 1

No vitae have been included here that are, with at least reasonable certainty, translated from the Latin: these are the texts cited in Follieri, ‘I santi’, 10, and also the vita of St Apollinaris of Ravenna (BHG 2038) concerning which see Follieri, ‘Vite ed inni greci’.

Analysing them will allow us to assess the development through the centuries of the topics and forms of hagiographic production in Greek concerning the saints living in Sicily and Southern Italy.

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