Abstract

Abstract:

The de Boor Fragments, inserted within a seventh-century epitome of the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius of Caesarea, are remarkable for preserving snippets of the lost writings of Papias of Hierapolis, Hegesippus, Pierius of Alexandria, and (as now revealed) Eusebius. A new and expanded edition of the fragments is here provided. Special attention is paid to the fragments on Papias, which until now have been presented misleadingly, one of which apparently comes not directly from Papias but from an early intermediary also used independently by George the Monk. While de Boor tentatively ascribed the fragments to Philip of Side, the evidence is here examined that they originate not from Philip but from two strata: some from early scholia in a copy of Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History, and the rest added by the seventh-century epitomist whose work has preserved the fragments. The scholia, in turn, likely originated in the lost continuation of Eusebius’s work by Gelasius of Caesarea and were presumably composed by Gelasius himself.

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ISSN
1086-3184
Print ISSN
1067-6341
Pages
pp. 631-657
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-26
Open Access
No
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