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Philo in Armenian

April 2011
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As several will know, some of Philo’s works are available in the Armenian versions, some primarily in Armenian versions. Now there has been published a major volume on the Armenian versions, containing several studies by individual scholars:

Studies on the Ancient Armenian Version of Philo’s Works
Edited by Sara Mancini Lombardi and Paola Pontani
Studies in Philo of Alexandria, 6
ISBN-13 (i):978 90 04 18466 4
ISBN-10: 90 04 18466 X. € 86.00 / US$ 123.00.
Hardback, VIII, 222 PP
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The publisher, Brill, states: “The volume aims to introduce the studies on the Armenian version of Philo’s writings, as well as being valuable for scholars who are not Armenologists. This corpus of ancient translations is of great importance to us not only because it has preserved works whose Greek originals have been lost, but it will also be of use for improving our knowledge regarding the reception of Philo’s thought. The essays approach the subject from different perspectives – historical, hermeneutical, philological and linguistic – in order to provide an overview on current research issues, giving special attention to the fortune of Philo’s works in Armenian Christianity.”

List of contents:
Foreword
Introduction, Gabriella Uluhogian
‘Armenian Philo’: a Survey of the Literature, Anna Sirinian
Marginal Notes on the Armenian Translation of the Quaestiones et Solutiones in Genesin by Philo, Giancarlo Bolognesi
The Armenian Version of Philo Alexandrinus. Translation Technique, Biblical Citations, Gohar Muradyan
Philo’s De Providentia: a Work between Two Traditions, Maurizio Olivieri
Saying (almost) the Same Thing. On Some Relevant Differences between Greek-Language Originals and their Armenian
Translations, Paola Pontani
Philo’s Stylemes vs Armenian Translation Stylemes, Romano Sgarbi
Philo and the Book of Causes by Grigor Abasean, Manea Erna Shirinian
The ‘Armenian Philo’: a Remnant of an Unknown Tradition, Olga Vardazaryan
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Philonic Passages


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