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Title: Le Calendrier Pascal d'Andreas de Byzance
Author(s): TER-PETROSSIAN, Levon
Journal: Revue des Études Arméniennes
Volume: 41    Date: 2022   
Pages: 423-429
DOI: 10.2143/REA.41.0.3291895

Abstract :
This paper aims to shed light on the Armenian version of Andrew of Byzantium’s Chronography, a Paschal ‘computus’ which was composed in the aftermath of the council of Nicaea to establish the dating of Eastern for a period of two centuries (353-552). It is commonly accepted that the only extant Armenian version was rendered from Greek, albeit lack of evidence. As for Andrew himself, the only information that has come down to us is provided by the Armenian version of his work and by the eleventh-century Syriac author Elias bar-Shināyā in his own Chronography. By contrast, Byzantine sources are silent, for Andrew’s tables were soon replaced by Bishop Theophilus’ in 380. The Armenian Church used Andrew’s Paschal tables up to 552 and Andrew’s work is frequently quoted in medieval Armenian computations. This short contribution provides compelling linguistic evidence that the Armenian version of Andrew’s Chronography was rendered from Syriac, most likely between 421 and 429.

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