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Bibil Identifier bibil:250002
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Die arithmetische Feinstruktur im Traktat De oratione des Evagrios Pontikos
Author Joest, Christoph
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 72, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Language German
Pages 21-40 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the introduction to his tractate De oratione Evagrios Pontikos speaks of figures that are "triangles", "squares", and even "spheres". These remarks are less cryptic if one regards the numerical systems used in late antiquity. However, they may hint at a hidden structure within De oratione. Selecting all chapters whose numbers are "triangles", or "squares" respectively, etc., we find chains of sayings which follow certain themes woven into the "fabric" of the tractate. This discovery reveals again Evagrios as the master of literary composition.
DOI 10.1163/15700720-12341329
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Evagrius Ponticus
Links Online document (PDF, German)
Last modification 2018-07-03