• Hierotechnicians by Name and Their Middle Byzantine Fame

    Author(s):
    Alexandre Roberts (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Alchemy, Byzantine Studies, History, Science Studies and the History of Science
    Subject(s):
    Manuscripts, Greek, Alchemy--Manuscripts, Egypt, Byzantine Empire, Philology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/q2w3-hb46
    Abstract:
    Freely available for first 60 days from publisher: https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/10.3366/jlaibs.2022.0009 This article examines the names of authors appearing in the front matter of our single most important witness to the Greek Alchemical Corpus, Marcianus graecus 299 (ca. tenth century). The names appear in the table of contents and in a list of authors, both original to the manuscript. The aim is to understand how these authorial attributions would have resonated with readers. What was the portrait of the textual tradition of the Sacred Art that the authorial collectivity implied? The answer, in short: philosophical, imperial, and linked not only with Egypt but also with Persia and the Levant.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Scheduled
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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