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E02550: A 5th or 6th-century parchment folio from Akhmin/Panopolis (Upper Egypt) contains a fragment of a version of the Greek Martyrdom of *Ioulianos (martyr of Cilicia, S00305).

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Martyrdom of Ioulianos of Cilicia, fragment (BHG 965)

CG 10759 (binding)

Only one leaf, i.e. two pages remain of this parchment manuscript. The text preserves a fragment of the martyrdom account of Ioulianos of Cilicia, with recognisable phrases of the dialogue between the martyr and his persecutor, Markianos. [For the full Martyrdom of Ioulianos, see E02549.]
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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E02550

Saint Name

Ioulianos, martyr of Cilicia : S00305

Saint Name in Source

Ἰουλιανός

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom Late antique original manuscripts - Parchment codex

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

400

Evidence not after

599

Activity not before

400

Activity not after

599

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Panopolis

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Panopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Composing and translating saint-related texts

Source

The text is written on a Greek parchment leaf which was found in the binding of the famous Berlin Codex, a 5th/6th-century manuscript of Coptic Biblical apocrypha. The codex was deposited in a tomb and buried with its owner. The parchment leaf is now housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, CG 10759 (binding). The codex itself contained 33 leaves, i.e. 66 pages of different text, such as the Gospel of Peter, the Apocalypse of Peter, and parts of the book of Enoch. The manuscript has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

This hagiography of the Cilician martyr Ioulianos (on the story, see E02549 and E02544) is one of the few Greek hagiographic texts preserved in a late antique manuscript. The discovery of the manuscript in Akhmin confirms that the martyr's story was known in the Thebaid in the fifth century. The story of Ioulianos of Cilicia influenced the emergence of the story of Ioulianos of Antinoopolis, a martyr whose cult developed in the capital of the Thebaid.

Bibliography

Edition: Van den Gheyn, J. ‘Un fragment des Actes de S. Julien d’Anazarbe.’ Analecta Bollandiana 15 (1896), 73-76. https://archive.org/details/AnalectaBollandiana1896/page/n77/mode/2up On the manuscript: Grenfell, B. P. and Hunt, A. S., Catalogue général des antiquités égpytiennes du Musée du Caire, No. 10001–10869, Greek Papyri, Oxford 1903, 93. http://www.trismegistos.org/tm/detail.php?tm=64859

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