Solutions to the Chronological Puzzles in Book 1 of the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa

Andrews, Tara Lee (17 April 2007). Solutions to the Chronological Puzzles in Book 1 of the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa (Unpublished). In: Trinity College Dublin. Dublin. 17.04.2007.

The chronological inconsistency in the first book of Matthew of Edessa's Chronicle is well-known. Some of his are dates accurate to the day, while others err by up to 50 years, with no immediately apparent pattern of error. In this talk I will examine some of these chronological puzzles, by untangling the five main themes that run through the book. By demonstrating how these chronological errors may have arisen, and why certain events in the chronicle are dated much more accurately than others, light may be shed on the sources and methodologies that Matthew used to compose his chronicle.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Classical Philology

UniBE Contributor:

Andrews, Tara Lee

Subjects:

800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
400 Language
100 Philosophy > 180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tara Lee Andrews

Date Deposited:

22 Jul 2014 16:43

Last Modified:

22 Jul 2014 16:43

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43206

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