Workshop IV: Programme


Catenae, Florilegia, Anthologies and Related Literature


4.-6. March 2016


Faculty of Theology
Humboldt University Berlin
Burgstrasse 26 -10178 Berlin
R. 117





Friday, 4.3.2016


14:00-14:15: Christoph Markschies  – Emmanouela Grypeou: Welcome Address


14:15-15:00 Opening Lecture

Christoph Markschies (Berlin)

New Insights from the Research on the Catenae: On the History of an Ancient Genre


Chair: Emiliano Fiori

15:00-15:30 Markus Asper (Berlin), Doing Commentaries, Ancient and Modern

15:30-16:00 Franziska Naether (Leipzig/N.Y.), The Christian Interpolation of the Sortes Astrampsychi. Late Antique Lot Oracles in Context


16:00-16:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Emmanouela Grypeou

16:30-17:00 Reinhart Ceulemans (Leuven), Catenae on the Historical Books at the Crossroads

17:00-17:30 Simon Danner (Berlin), Bild- und Textakkumulation – der Apokalypsekommentar des Beatus von Liébana


17:30-18:00 Break



Keynote Lecture (R. 008):

Gilles Dorival (Marseille), What does the offspring of the Catenae reveal about their genre?


19:00 Dinner



Saturday, 5.3.2016


Chair: Dietmar Wyrwa

9:30-10:00 Franz Xavier Risch (Berlin), Beobachtungen zum quellenkundlichen Wert der Psalmenkatenen

10:00-10:30 Cordula Bandt (Berlin), Kompilator oder Komponist. Ein Einblick in die Arbeit der Psalmenkatenisten

10:30-11:00 Barbara Villani (Berlin), On the Catena on the Psalms by Nicetas: Composition, Sources and Background


11:00-11:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Gilles Dorival

11:30-12:00 Mathilde Aussedat (Paris), Rewriting phenomena in the two types of exegetical catenae on Jeremiah: the example of the commentaries of Theodoret of Cyrus

12:00-12:30 Bas ter Haar Romeny (Amsterdam), The Composition of the Catena on Genesis. The Author and His Interests


12:30-14:30 Lunch Break


Chair: Charlotte Roueché

14:30-15:00 Cor Hoogerwerf (Leiden), The Creation of Mankind and the Image of God in the Fragments of Theodore of Mopsuestia’s Commentary on Genesis

15:00-15:40 Emiliano Fiori (Berlin)/Maya Goldberg (Leiden), Between Handbook and Catena: The Unique Character of the East-Syrian Commentary in Diyarbakir 22

15:40-16:00 Matthias Schulz (Vienna), Catenae Manuscripts in the Coptic Orthodox Tradition and an Overview on Catenae in Arabic and Ethiopic


16:00-16:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Bas ter Haar Romeny

16:30-17:00 Yury Arzhanov (Bochum), Collections of moral sentences of Greek philosophers in Syriac monastic anthologies

17:00-17:30 Ute Pietruschka (Halle), Christian Arabic and Syriac miscellanies: Composition and arrangement of florilegia and popular philosophy (in absentia)

17:30-18:00 Christopher Melchert (Oxford), Form, Function and History of the Hadith Collections as a Literary Genre


18:00-18:30: Break


18:30 Dinner


Sunday, 6.3.2016


Chair: Christoph Markschies

9:30-10:00: Charlotte Roueché (London), Using compilations: the state of the question

10:00-10:30: Hagit Amirav (Amsterdam), The Systemization of Knowledge as a Social Phenomenon. Origins and Practice


10:30-11:30: Round-Table Discussion: Concluding Remarks