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Title: Un cas insolite d'allographie
Subtitle: La litanie diaconale grecque en écriture syriaque sogdienne du ms. Leiden Oriental 14236
Author(s): GÉHIN, Paul
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 130 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2017
This paper presents a unique case of allography: a Greek diaconal litany transcribed in Sogdian Syriac script. The Litany, which belongs to the Liturgy of Saint James, was added to a blank space in the Syriac Psalter Leiden, University Library, Oriental 14236. After having presented the manuscript which contains it and studied the system of transliteration of Greek, we give a complete transcription of the text and a commented translation. The study of the historical context suggests that it was used in a Melkite (Chalcedonian) community in Central Asia, towards the end of the 10th century or in the 11th century.