help w. METAGGI(SAS) and Epiphanius (mildly off topic)

Tom Conry tconry at hds.harvard.edu
Sun Dec 5 21:42:01 EST 1999


I'm hoping that someone may know the answer to a question about a
form (only very, very peripherally related to NT Greek) which I
can't seem to make sense of.

In (pseudo-) Hippolytus Refutatio VI 19.1, discussing what
Hippolytus polemicizes as the heretical views of Simon (of Acts
8:9-24 fame), we hear that Simon allegorizes the wooden horse
(presumably from the Iliad?) and

KAI THN hELENHN hAMA THi LAMPADI, KAI ALLA PLEISTA OSA
METAGGI(SAS PER)I  AUTOU . . .

[The material in parentheses was filled in by the editor, who
oftentimes in this edition seems to have made some bad
decisions.]

I gather that the first part of the phrase is "and our Helen with
the lamp" - I'm not sure what this refers to, but I haven't begun
to look for it yet.  The real stumper for me is the form that
begins METAGGI and the editor fills in SAS to complete the form).
I've tried searching my usual places (Great Scott, the Perseus
search engine, asking more experienced friends) and I'm not
coming up with anything.  Does anyone have a suggestion?

Also, I am looking for an online or in print English translation
of Epiphanius "Panarion" (aka against heresies).  Again, I can't
seem to find one in my usual places, including searching the
Harvard Library System.  I'm sure one exists and my brain is
simply seizing up.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks, and sorry if this is so off topic as to be distracting.

Tom Conry




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