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Suciu, Alin; Tefera, Amsalu (2019): THE ETHIOPIC VERSION OF STEPHEN THE THEBAN'S SERMO ASCETICUS. In: Museon, Vol. 132, No. 3-4: pp. 475-507
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Abstract

The Sermo asceticus of Stephen of Theban is extant in Arabic, Coptic (Sahidic), Ethiopic (Ge'ez), Georgian, and Greek. Furthermore, several extract from it have survived in paterika manuscripts. The present article offers the editio princeps of the Ge'ez version. The introduction of the paper surveys the dense textual transmission of the Sermo asceticus in different languages. Then, the relationships between the versions are analyzed. The study concludes that the Sermo asceticus was originally written in Coptic, not in Greek, and that the Ge'ez text was translated from Arabic.