The Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor
Church and War in Late Antiquity
Translated with commentary by Geoffrey Greatrex, with Robert Phenix and Cornelia Horn, and contributions by Sebastian P. Brock and Witold Witakowski
Preface amd Acknowledgements Abbreviations A General overview B Zachariah of Mytilene (1) Life and career (2) Zachariah’s works (i) The Life of Isaiah and a Life of Peter the Iberian (ii) A Vita Paralii (iii) Ammonius or De mundi opificio (disputatio) (iv) The Ecclesiastical History (v) The Life of Severus (vi) Capita vii contra Manichaeos (vii) The Antirrhesis (Adversus Manichaeos) (3) Zachariah’s Ecclesiastical History (i) Introduction (ii) Composition and nature of the work (iii) Sources (iv) The relation between PZ and Zach.’s HE (v) Conclusion C Pseudo-Zachariah of Mytilene (1) Pseudo-Zachariah himself (2) The work of PZ (3) PZ’s sources (i) The Ecclesiastical History of Zachariah of Mytilene (ii) A chronicle (iii) Bishop lists (iv) Church historians (v) Written records of church councils (vi) Dossiers of correspondence (vii) Self-standing accounts (viii) An account of the reign of Anastasius (ix) A Justinianic source, covering books viii-x (x) An apocalyptic source (4) The transmission of PZ (5) PZ’s literary style and interests (R.P., C.H.) (6) The manuscript basis of PZ, editions, translations and research to date (W.W., revised by G.G.) (7) Conclusion D Historical Introduction E Text and translation F Analysis and partial translation of books i-ii (S.B., commentary revised by G.G.) Book iii Book iv Book v Book vi Book vii Book viii Book ix Book x Book xii Appendix 1 Works circulating in the early sixth century about the council of Chalcedon Appendix 2 Patriarchs, 440-570 Glossary Maps (1) Constantinople in the sixth century (2) Amida and its environs (3) The eastern frontier region (4) The Mesopotamian frontier (5) The Arabian peninsula (viii.3) (6) Monasteries of the eastern provinces (viii.5) (7) The Caucasus region (xii.7) (8) The Caucasus region (xii.7) Bibliography Indices (1) Biblical references (2) References to CPG/CPL (3) Persons and places mentioned in xii.7 (4) Persons and places
... Greatrex et al. accomplish their purpose of making PZ's work more accessible to scholars and students, in no small part by distinguishing so carefully PZ's work from that of his namesake. The incredible level of detail and high standard of editing are characteristic of the Translated Texts for Historians (TTH) series more generally.
The Medieval Review 12.09.32
… I would recommend this book very highly to those interested in Christian history or those who are wishing to investigate every nuance of the history of the Later Roman Empire, and I would like to put on record my thanks to LUP for making this volume available.
Size: 210 x 146 mm
Publication: January 31, 2011
Series: Translated Texts for Historians 55