The Story about the Introduction of Idolatry in Malalas' Chronicle: the Interrelationship between Malalas, the Excerpta Salmasiana and Anacephaleosis

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  • Krzysztof Hilman Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

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https://doi.org/10.12797/CC.19.2016.04

Abstract

The Story about the Introduction of Idolatry in Malalas' Chronicle: the Interrelationship between Malalas, the Excerpta Salmasiana and Anacephaleosis

Many scholars pointed out the efforts made by Malalas, a 6th-century Byzantine chronographer, to unify Jewish, Greek and Roman history into a unitary world history. He was by no means the first to do it, but certainly his work represents a whole new level in this respect. The novelty, or rather peculiarity of the stories which fill the books of his world Chronicle, especially of those concerned with mythical and biblical times, leads to an obvious question: where did he take them from? What were his sources and how much should we attribute to his ingenuity?

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2016-10-31

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Hilman, K. “The Story about the Introduction of Idolatry in Malalas’ Chronicle: The Interrelationship Between Malalas, the Excerpta Salmasiana and Anacephaleosis”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 19, Oct. 2016, pp. 67-93, doi:10.12797/CC.19.2016.04.

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