Apophthegm 1702 in the Slavonic Tradition


The only apophthegm attributed to St John Chysostom, badly preserved in Greek, is attested in full in the Slavonic translation, which has a rich tradition. It forms ch. G of the Scete Patericon (and hence unit 1 of the Scaliger Patericon, both in its long and its abridged version), ch. 1 or 2 of the Izmaragd, both in its long and short version (and hence in the Zlatoust); it is also used to fill empty space in manuscripts. The collation shows that it was transmitted both from Glagolitic and from Cyrillic antigraphs and even from memory (witness L).

William Veder (Utrecht, Netherlands)