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Headword: *sofi/a
Adler number: sigma,809
Translated headword: [Holy] Wisdom, [Agia] Sophia
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that from the side of [the church of] the Holy Wisdom were removed 427 Greek [i.e. pagan] monuments, of Greek gods and of Carus the stepfather of Diocletian and of the 12 signs of the zodiac; and of Christian emperors 80 monuments, which Justinian distributed around the city [when] he built the great temple.[1]
Greek Original:
*sofi/a. o(/ti a)po\ tou= pleurou= th=s a(gi/as *sofi/as sth=lai a)fh|re/qhsan *(ellhnikai\ ukz# qew=n *(ellhnikw=n kai\ *ka/rou patrw|ou= *dioklhtianou= kai\ tw=n ib# zw|di/wn: basile/wn de\ *xristianw=n sth=lai p#, a(\s *)ioustiniano\s meri/sas th=| po/lei to\n me/gan nao\n w)|kodo/mhse.
cf. Preger, Scriptores originum Constantinopolitanarum 26.4ff. Chapter 11, lines 1-5 of the Parastaseis Syntomoi Chronikai refer to the same theft of monuments (and the editors register this parallel passage in the Suda). [Note and bibliography provided by Konstantinos A. Zafeiris.]
[1] cf. iota 446.
Cameron, A. and J. Herrin, eds. Constantinople in the early eighth century: the Parastaseis syntomoi chronikai, Columbia studies in the classical tradition, 10 (Leiden, 1984)
Keywords: architecture; art history; biography; Christianity; chronology; history; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 November 2003@19:03:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 30 November 2003@04:51:44.
Catharine Roth (added note and bibliography, supplied by K.A. Zafeiris) on 8 February 2004@18:11:47.
David Whitehead (typo) on 9 February 2004@03:01:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 3 October 2005@10:06:10.
David Whitehead on 30 December 2013@07:27:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 5 April 2014@22:14:01.
Catharine Roth (typo, coding) on 23 November 2014@23:01:08.


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