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E07138: The Greek Martyrdom of *Paraskeue (martyr, S02740). Skeleton entry

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Martyrdom of Paraskeue (BHG 1419z-1420n)

We have not examined this text. (For a brief summary of the legend on the basis of the 8th century version BHG 1420p, see Constantinou 2005, 28.)


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Paraskeue, martyr : S02740

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom


  • Greek


For the manuscript tradition, see: For the edition, see Bibliography. Note: as was shown by Vinogradov 2013, the 14th-15th century manuscript Oxon. Bodl. Holkham gr. 24, which preserves on ff. 166v-173r an 8th century version of the Martyrdom (ed. Halkin 1971, 231-237; see, contains on ff. 170-171 a fragment of the lost Greek Martyrdom of saint Paraskeue of Iconium (chapters 7-8 in Halkin 1971, 278-280), a homonymous saint previously known only from the Slavonic tradition.


Text: Raciti-Romeo, V., and Santoro, B., S. Venera V.M. Nella storia e nel culto dei popoli (Acireale, 1905), documenti 7-41. (BHG 1420) Scharpé, J. L., Parasceve-Venera-Petka-Vineri: Passionum graece latine slavice romanice manipulus., 4 vols. (diss. Leuven, 1970). Further reading: Constantinou, S., Female Corporeal Performances: Reading the Body in Byzantine Passions and Lives of Holy Women (Uppsala, 2005), 28 and 30-58. Halkin, F., "La Passion de Sainte Parascève par Jean d'Eubée," in: Idem, Recherches et documents d'hagiographie byzantine (Subsidia hagiographica 51; Brussels 1971), 226-237. Vinogradov, A. "Saint Parasceve of Iconium and Her « Lost » Greek Acts," Analecta Bollandiana 131 (2013), 276-279.

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