Title: On the Topaz Island. Diodorus of Sicily and the Byzantine Florilegium Coislinianum
Authors: Michels, Johanna ×
Van Deun, Peter #
Issue Date: 2013
Series Title: Byzantion vol:83 pages:283-296
Abstract: As part of ongoing research into the Byzantine Florilegium Coislinianum this paper presents a critical edition of a lemma adopted from the historian Diodorus Siculus. It offers a description of the 'Snake Island' and the topazion stone (or peridot) that was found and mined on the island. The surprising inclusion of this pagan fragment in a sea of Christian lemmas is testimony to the Christian interest in the origin and properties of the precious stone.
ISSN: 0378-2506
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Greek Studies, Leuven
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