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Letters Δ-Ζ of the Florilege Coislin

José Maksimczuk adds a new chapter to the ongoing exploration of the so-called Florilegium Coislinianum, a Byzantine alphabetical anthology (s. IX-X). In volume 91 of the Corpus Christianorum. Series Graeca, he presents the first critical edition of three significant sections, Books Δ-Z, featuring excerpts from a.o. Maximus the Confessor, John Chrysostom and the Cappadocian Fathers.

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The Florilegium Coislinianum is a Byzantine alphabetical anthology compiled sometime between the end of the ninth and the beginning of the tenth century, most probably in Southern Italy. A research team based at the KU Leuven has already published several sections of the anthology. The present volume offers the first critical edition of three significant sections, namely, Books Δ-Z. The Greek text is based on the collation of more than 25 witnesses and is accompanied by a set of apparatuses: manuscripts, sources, parallels in other anthologies, titles, apparatus criticus, apparatuses of comparison with sources and other anthologies, and marginalia. The critical edition is supplemented with a philological introduction which explores the manuscript tradition, offers a complete textual study of the witnesses that contain excerpts from Books Δ-Z, and studies the links between the Florilegium Coislinianum and other relevant Byzantine florilegia such as Sacra, Corpus Parisinum, and Loci communes of a Ps.-Maximus the Confessor.


José Maksimczuk was born in Buenos Aires, where he studied Classics (graduated in 2012). He holds a PhD in Classics from KU Leuven (2018). Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher at Hamburg University (Cluster of Excellence ''Understanding Written Artefacts'')


See volume 66 of the CCSG for the edition of Book A of the Florilegium Coislinianum.

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