From Patmos to Venice: two Greek translations of Paolo
Authors: works, Segneri’s; publication1, their long journey to
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Volume 35, Number 2, September 2011 , pp. 185-197(13)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
A reconstruction of the long journey to the Glykys printing house in Venice undertaken by the Greek translations of two works by Paolo Segneri shows that these translations were part of one of the largest such translation projects on Ottoman territory. Our research investigates the factors which led to and influenced these translations of Roman Catholic works on the remote island of Patmos as well as their later publication, and demonstrates the major role of nexuses between St John’s monastery and the Vatican on the one hand, and with certain Ottoman dignitaries of Greek nationality and Wallachian princes on the other.
Document Type: Original Article
Publication date: September 2011