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Title: Exegetical and Rhetorical Appropriations of Scripture in the Homilies of Anastasius Sinaita
Author(s): TERZOPOULOS, Konstantinos
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 95 Issue: 3 Date: 2019
This paper discusses the exegetical and rhetorical appropriations of Scripture in the homiletic corpus attributed to Anastasius Sinaita. Following the disambiguation of two homilies often attributed to him and some general thoughts on the corpus’ place within the Byzantine tradition of textual transmission, the first part of the study explores the thematic ranges and Scriptural exegetical appropriations for each of the six, individual authentic Anastasian homilies. In the second part of the paper the rhetorical appropriations of style in Anastasius’ homiletic work are analysed, incorporating pointed references to important elements in the Late Antique literary tradition of his time, in which he was obviously well trained, including distinct references to the so-called Hermogenic rhetorical sources. Finally, the discussion turns specifically to the first three paragraphs from his to-date unedited Homilia in nouam dominicam et in s. Thomam apostolum (CPG 5058; 7755; BHG 1837B), presented here with accompanying, detailed commentary, highlighting his compositional and rhetorical method.