Writing the History of Pagan Temples in the Sixth Century
Aude Busine, 2021-10-15, Time: 17:00 - 17:40
This paper is about the way the Greek Christian chronographer John Malalas wrote the history of temples in the sixth century. Malalas’ Chronographia has usually been disqualified as a truthful account and the idea that his work is a mere puzzle of data which he (badly) took from many authors has been an obstacle to the study of his work as a whole. In this paper, we shall see to what extent the many mentions of temples throughout his world history are coherent and may reveal the author’s own conception of pagan cult buildings.