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John Damascenus in the Byzantine Hagiography

Student: Pavel Troitskiy

Supervisor: Sergey A. Ivanov

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Philology (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 10

Year of Graduation: 2020

This paper is dedicated to the hagiographical literature concerning Saint John of Damascus. My study aims to reveal the author of the text bearing in general Repertoire Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca number 884. Furthermore, this Greek text is being compared to the Arabic legend of Damascene, written by presbyter Michael, and the Georgian legend of Efrem Mcirè’s authorship with the purpose of estimating how these texts are interrelated and whether the Arabic text is a translation of BHG 884. Another text which is of particular interest to me is the Greek text BHG 395, created by John Merkouropoulos. Analysis and comparison of these four texts provides an insight into the evolution of Damascene's figure perception in Byzantine hagiography.

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