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

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This article presents a critical edition and annotated English transla- tion of the Invocation of the holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel by Metro- phanes, 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, Bodleia- nus, Auctarium E.5.12 (Miscellaneus 77). This new reconstruction of the Greek text replaces the unreliable edition of 1887 by Basileios GeorgiadeĢ€s. In the notes ac- companying the translation, references to expressions and Biblical quotes recur- rent in the oeuvre of Metrophanes have been added.
Journal: Byzantinische Zeitschrift
ISSN: 0007-7704
Issue: 2
Volume: 108
Pages: 653 - 671
Publication year:2015