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By Jeffrey Michael Featherstone, Juan Signes-Codoner

A valuable resource for the second one interval of Iconoclasm and the Amorian dynasty, the ancient compilation referred to as Theophanes Continuatus used to be one of the first works of the classicising revival in Byzantium after the darkish Age (7-8th centuries). A serious version of the Greek textual content of Books I IV, changing that of 1838 through I. Bekker, is observed the following by way of the 1st entire English translation."

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Proposed stemma, including sources and adaptations By the principles of Textual Criticism a stemma of the manuscript tradition of ThCont would appear impossible, for we have only one manuscript, the Vaticanus, and a later direct copy, the Barberinianus, with relevance only to the editorial history of the text. However, as we have used many other sources, older, contemporary and also later, for the edition, it is easiest for us to summarise our conclusions by means of a stemma combining references to manuscripts (in grey boxes) with the textual tradition of the corresponding works (in white boxes).

We have followed the consistent usage in V of writing σ ζ without the iota-subscript. We have not maintained the punctuation of the text in V, but have changed it according to the sense of the text as we understand it. We have used capitals only at the beginning of paragraphs, not individual sentences. b) Explanation of the apparatus The apparatus consists of three parts: (1) an apparatus historicus, (2) an apparatus fontium and (3) an apparatus criticus. 1. Apparatus historicus Here we simply give dates whenever possible.

References to other texts, such as George the Monk, are seldom. c) Indices There are four indices: (1) Index nominum propriorum, (2) Index verborum ad res Byzantinas spectantium, (3) Index grammaticus and (4) Index locorum. 1) Index nominum proriorum Here are listed the names of people and places and of particular things: for instance, Σξολα for the buildings so-named in the Palace, whereas σξολα in 63 Skylitzes, xxvii. 32* Prolegomena the sense of divisions of the guards on campaign is to be found in the Index verborum ad res byzantinas spectantium; and σξολ in the Classical sense of ‘school’ is not listed in either index.

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