The Life of Severus by Zachariah of Mytilene

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This biography of Severus, the patriarch of Antioch 521-518 AD, gives unique information about life in the Mediterranean region at the end of the 5th century. It is an important source for studies on Late Antiquity and the early History of CHristianity. In spite of the wealth of information that this text conveys, Zachariah's Life of Severus has not been available in English translation until now.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


  • Syriac, Severus of Antioch, Pagans and Christians, Late Antiquity, History of Christianity, Zacharias Rhetor
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGorgias Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-59333-841-1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryPopular science

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Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Arabic (015016005)