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The invocation of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel attributed to Metrophanes metropolitan of Smyrna (BHG 1292)

Erika Gielen and Peter Van Deun
From the journal Byzantinische Zeitschrift


This article presents a critical edition and annotated English translation of the Invocation of the holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel by Metrophanes, who was bishop of Smyrna in the second half of the 9th century. The text has only been preserved in the 12th-century manuscript Oxoniensis, Bodleianus, Auctarium E.5.12 (Miscellaneus 77). This new reconstruction of the Greek text replaces the unreliable edition of 1887 by Basileios Georgiadès. In the notes accompanying the translation, references to expressions and Biblical quotes recurrent in the oeuvre of Metrophanes have been added.

Online erschienen: 2016-2-4
Erschienen im Druck: 2015-12-1

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