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‘Old wine in new bottles’? Gregory Palamas’ Logos on Saint Peter of Athos (BHG 1506)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mihail Mitrea



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In this article I attempt to enter the less studied ‘working room’ of the hagiographer and metaphrastes Gregory Palamas by contextualizing and analyzing, both on its own terms and comparatively, Palamas’ literary debut, the Logos on Saint Peter of Athos (BHG 1506). The article shows to what extent the hagiographer used, changed, supplemented, departed from his source—the tenth/eleventh-century Vita of Saint Peter (BHG 1505) written by a certain Athonite monk Nicholas—and refashioned the image of the saint when (re)writing his life.

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Author(s): Mitrea M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

Year: 2016

Volume: 40

Issue: 2

Pages: 243-263

Print publication date: 01/10/2016

Online publication date: 22/09/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 21/03/2018

ISSN (print): 0307-0131

ISSN (electronic): 1749-625X

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/byz.2016.6


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