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Title: Deux fragments de compositions poétiques en araméen vernaculaire
Author(s): POIZAT, Bruno
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 128 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2015
We publish two short manuscripts that were once kept in the Library of the Dominicans in Mosul (the first one is still in Mosul, the second one is now in Paris). They contain two fragments of poetry written in sureth, the Aramaic dialect which is still used as mother tongue by the Christians of northern Iraq; the second one was composed in 1863, and the first one possibly some decades before. They are of a hagiographic character: the first poem is consecrated to the life of St. Eugene, the legendary founder of monachism in Syria, and the second to Mar Tlaye of Tal, a folkloric saint from the mountains of Hakkari.