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By Michael Lapidge

Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (668SH90), formed the English Church right into a constitution it has retained for a millennium. but until eventually lately he has remained a shadowy determine, whose early profession within the close to East and at Rome has been unknown. during this publication, which builds at the 1994 booklet of formerly unprinted Biblical commentaries from Theodore's Canterbury tuition, the world over wonderful students supply a clean account of the profession and writings of a special character who dropped at Anglo-Saxon England the cultural background of Syria, Byzantium and Rome.

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11 These developments in translation practice can be observed both in biblical and in non-biblical translations from Greek. For the former,12 the 9 10 11 12 See especially T. Jansma, 'Etude sur l'Hexameron de Jacques de Saroug', L'Orient Syrien 5 (1959), 3-42, 129-62 and 253-84. Some preliminary indications are provided in my 'Diachronic Aspects of Syriac Word Formation: an Aid for Dating Anonymous Texts', V Symposium Syriacum, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 236 (1990), 321-30. See my 'Towards a History of Syriac Translation Technique', in /// Symposium Syriacum, ed.

Pp. 143-6. 24 86 Ibid, p . 2 2 5 . The career of Archbishop Theodore of the Christian church. The aftermath of the Lateran Council of 649 had been particularly violent. Following the promulgation of the acta of that Council, Pope Martin I was arrested and taken to Constantinople, where he was tried for treason (inasmuch as the Lateran acta had contained a formal condemnation of a doctrine endorsed by imperial decree) and was condemned to death, though the death sentence was subsequently commuted to exile in the Crimea, where he died in 655.

54 From various sources we know that grammar and rhetoric continued to be taught at Constantinople through the Dark Ages. Instruction in jurisprudence was apparently available through the seventh century. 55 Medicine had long been taught at Constantinople (Aetius of Amida and Alexander of Tralles both taught there in the sixth century), and during the reign of Heraclius the distinguished physician Theophilus Trotospatharius', who is known as the author of a work on the structure of the human body as well as of minor treatises on excrement and urine, gave lectures there on medical set-texts such as the Aphorisms of Hippocrates.

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