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Five Platonic or pseudo-Platonic dialogues survive in ancient Armenian translations (Timaeus, Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Laws, and Minos). They are anonymous and undated, as well as critically unedited. At the present state of knowledge, they are attested only in one complete and comparatively late manuscript of uncertain date (V 1123: 17th century?). However, earlier partial witnesses, as well as direct quotations or references in dated Armenian works, could contribute to narrowing down their original timeframe.

Tinti focuses on the traces of textual circulation and indirect tradition that have been so far identified for one of the dialogues, including some that are presented here for the first time. The sum of the data proves that the Armenian Timaeus at least did not exist in a void; on the contrary, it seems to have had a certain amount of textual circulation in different areas of the Armenian-speaking world. The minor witnesses also provide reassuring indications as to the reliability of V 1123, which, despite being quite recent, seems to preserve in many cases a more conservative state of the text. Finally, the analysis confirms that this line of research can provide meaningful clues towards establishing the versions’ date and authorship.

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In: Armenia through the Lens of Time
In: Brill's Companion to the Reception of Galen
In: Armenia through the Lens of Time
Multidisciplinary Studies in Honour of Theo Maarten van Lint
The open access publication of this book has been published with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
From pilgrimage sites in the far west of Europe to the Persian court; from mystic visions to a gruesome contemporary “dance”; from a mundane poem on wine to staggering religious art: thus far in space and time extends the world of the Armenians.
A glimpse of the vast and still largely unexplored threads that connect it to the wider world is offered by the papers assembled here in homage to one of the most versatile contemporary armenologists, Theo Maarten van Lint.
This collection offers original insights through a multifaceted lens, showing how much Armenology can offer to Art History, History, Linguistics, Philology, Literature, and Religious Studies. Scholars will find new inspirations and connections, while the general reader will open a window to a world that is just as wide as it is often unseen.