Markos Eugenikos's First Antirrhetic against Manuel Calecas's On essence and energy : editio princeps with introduction and commentary.
This thesis presents an editio princeps of the First Antirrhetic of Markos
Eugenikos (1392-1444) against Manuel Calecas's « On essence
and energy». The Antirrhetic is edited from the Ms. Oxoniensis Canonicianus
gr. 49 which has been collated with the other surviving manuscript,
Athous Iberiticus 4765 (645). Markos refutes, in this Antirrhetic, Calecas's
accusations against the Synodal Tome of 1351 and generally the so-called
Palamite theology. The work is full of patristic quotations. A bottom page
apparatus fontium and an apparatus lectionum accompany the text.
The Introduction is divided into four chapters. Chapter one deals with
the life of Markos. A careful reading of his unedited works and other
sources produced more information concerning his life, activities and in~
Chapter two gives a very detailed account of all his published works,
seventy four, and unpublished works, thirty-three. All the manuscripts
which contained these works are listed. Some works which until now were
wrongly attributed to him are once and for all eliminated. The editions are
also given with an evaluation of each one.
The third chapter examines the background to the Antirrhetic. Our
research established that the «forerunner» of Gregory" Palamas "was the Patriarch Germanos II and not, as it was accepted until now, Gregory of
Cyprus. In this chapter, the most important anti-and pro-Palamites of the
first half of the fifteenth century are also examined.
Chapter four is divided into four sections:. the text; the manuscripts;
the relationship of the manuscripts and the present edition.
I have also included, after the text,' an appendix with two sets of
diagrams which appear in the margins of the manuscripts to elucidate
passages in the Antirrhetic.
Finally, a commentary concludes the thesis, which clarifies ihe text
when necessary .