A Tale of Two Saints
The Martyrdoms and Miracles of Saints Theodore 'the Recruit' and 'the General'
Translated with commentary by John Haldon
With a detailed introduction that examines the structure of the texts and their historical development, this volume also situates them in the context of recent archaeological work at Roman Euchaïta, the centre of the cult in Anatolia.
John Haldon is Shelby Cullom Davis ’30 Professor of European History, Professor of Byzantine History & Hellenic Studies and Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University.
Chapter 1: Introduction
St Theodore ‘the Recruit’
St Theodore ‘the General’
St Theodore ‘the Recruit’ and Euchaïta
Chapter 2: The texts
Context: martyrdoms and miracles
The martyrdom accounts: date and development
The miracle collections
Chapter 3: Translations
Text 1: Encomium of Chrysippos, priest of Jerusalem, on the holy martyr Theodore, together with a partial account of his miracles (BHG 1765c)
Text 2: The passion of St Theodore the Recruit (BHG 1761)
Text 3: The life and upbringing of the holy martyr Theodore (BHG 1765)
Text 4: The life before the martyrdom and the upbringing and growing-up and the wondrous miracles of the holy and most glorious megalomartyr Theodore (BHG 1764)
Text 5: The martyrdom of the holy and glorious megalomartyr of Christ Theodore the general (BHG 1752)
Sources, collections of sources and reference works
Size: 210 × 147 mm
3 B&W illustrations
Publication: April 27, 2016
Series: Translated Texts for Byzantinists 2