Archbishop Theodore: Commemorative Studies on his Life and by Michael Lapidge

By Michael Lapidge

Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (668SH90), formed the English Church right into a constitution it has retained for a millennium. but till lately he has remained a shadowy determine, whose early profession within the close to East and at Rome has been unknown. during this ebook, which builds at the 1994 e-book of formerly unprinted Biblical commentaries from Theodore's Canterbury college, the world over individual students supply a clean account of the occupation and writings of a distinct character who delivered to Anglo-Saxon England the cultural history of Syria, Byzantium and Rome.

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O n the title, see Lemerle, he Premier Humanisme byzantin, p p . 85—8 (trans. Lindsay and Moffatt, p p . 9 3 - 8 ) . Usener, De Stephano Alexandrino Commentatio altera, p p . 6—7 and 15 (text). See Biblical Commentaries, ed. Bischoff and Lapidge, p p . 5 8 - 9 . 66 It is possible, too, that Maximus the Confessor (c. 580—662), a protege of Sophronius and one of the greatest Greek church fathers, studied at Constantinople before setting off for Africa and eventually for Rome. 67 There is, in short, abundant evidence for intellectual activity at Constantinople during the reign of Heraclius.

Bettiolo, Una raccolta di opuscoli calcedonesi, C S C O 4 0 3 - 4 [= Scriptores Syri 1 7 7 - 8 } (Louvain, 1979). T h e r e is also a small n u m b e r of Syriac texts of m o n o t h e l e t e Chalcedonian provenance; cf. m y 'A M o n o t h e l e t e Florilegium in Syriac', in After Chalcedon. Studies in Theology and Church History offered to Professor Albert Van Roey, ed. C. Laga, J . A. M u n i t z and L. Van Rompay, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 18 (Louvain, 1985), 35-45 (repr. in Studies in Syriac Christianity, 35 ch.

Aldhelmi Opera, ed. R. Ehwald, M G H , Auct. Antiq. 15 (Berlin, 1919), 4 7 6 (Epist. i); trans. M. Lapidge and M. Herren, Aldhelm: the Prose Works (Cambridge, 1979), p . 152. See Biblical Commentaries, ed. Bischoff and Lapidge, p . 6 1 . 17 Michael Lapidge bury biblical commentaries (as well as that of the 'Leiden-Family glossaries', on which see below), Theodore was familiar with Greek rhetorical terminology, which once again implies some training in that subject. 71 Stephen of Alexandria had expertise in — and had published treatises on — all these subjects.

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