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E06644: The Greek Martyrdom of *Barbara (martyr of Nicomedia or Heliopolis, S01807) and her companion Iouliane was probably written by the 7th century. Skeleton entry

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Martyrdom of Barbara (BHG 213-215)

We have not examined this text. (For a brief summary of the legend, see Constantinou 2005, 25.)

History

Evidence ID

E06644

Saint Name

Barbara, martyr of Nicomedia or Heliopolis : S01807

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

400

Evidence not after

700

Source

For the manuscript tradition, see: http://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/notices/oeuvre/14783/ http://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/notices/oeuvre/14784/ http://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/notices/oeuvre/14818/ http://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/notices/oeuvre/14786/ http://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/notices/oeuvre/14787/ For the edition, see Bibliography.

Discussion

The legend of Barbara (and most probably at least some form of the early Martyrdom) seems to have been in existence by the 7th century (OBD I, 252).

Bibliography

Text: Viteau, J., Passions des saints Écaterine et Pierre d'Alexandrie, Barbara et Anysia (Paris, 1897), 89-99 (cf. also 101-105). (BHG 214) Wirth, A. (ed.), Danae in den christlichen Legenden (Vienna, 1892), 105-111. (BHG 215) Further reading: Constantinou, S. Female Corporeal Performances: Reading the Body in Byzantine Passions and Lives of Holy Women (Uppsala, 2005), 25 and (passim) 30-58.

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