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The Homiletic and Hagiographical Sources for St. Christodoulos, Founder of the Monastery of Patmos: Critical Edition with Introduction and Indices

Theodora Antonopoulou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Summer Fellow 2018–2019

I worked on the critical edition of four homiletic-hagiographical texts concerning St. Christodoulos of Patmos, which are significant both as historical sources for the Aegean islands and the eastern Mediter­ranean in the 12th and 13th centuries and as literary works in their own right. I worked in a twofold direction: first, preparing the apparatus fontium to the edition, and second, elaborating the introduction to the book. I examined various topics and incorporated literature. I also completed the detailed description of the manuscripts. The book is scheduled to be published in the Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae. I presented on the importance of the texts and the rationale of my work at a seminar on July 9. In parallel, I made considerable progress on a study with a homiletic focus, to be published shortly in a volume on the Second Iconoclasm. The library was of paramount importance, and I used the excellent online resources, the Image Col­lections and Fieldwork Archives, and the microfilm collection.