The Childhood of the Life of Theodore of Sykeon: A Historical Analysis and Translation
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This SIP represents a translation with historical commentary of the childhood portion of the Life of Theodore of Sykeon. While the historical background and commentary come first in this publication, it is the translation that provides the foundation upon which the entire project is built; as when the only previous translations of the Life were either incomplete or in French effective historical commentary on the subject was impossible. The first two chapters provide a historiographical and historical background for the entire document, while the third chapter concentrates on establishing the purpose of the portion of the Life translated by this project. These chapters aim to provide an understanding of why the document is worthy of further scholarly attention, why the document was written and what the author attempted to accomplish with the section of the document translated by this project. The translation itself takes the place of primacy at the end; it is a literal translation with footnotes to aid in comprehension and to elaborate on points of historical interest throughout the text.