Number 4. 2016
Estudios bizantinos is a digital and international open-access journal of Byzantine Studies. It has been created by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and it welcomes scientific papers with original and high-quality content on any aspect of the Byzantine civilisation.

Pablo A. Cavallero y Tomás Fernández

This paper studies the relationship between the long, middle, and short recension of the Life of John the Almsgiver. It aims to establish the existence of separative mistakes in the long recension (mss. OV) and in the middle-short one. It also advocates the possibility that the middle recension was contaminated with V. In that case, the coincidence between O and the short recension would prove that the variant they share was in the archetype.
Keywords: Leoncio de Neápolis, Hagiografía bizantina, Crítica textual, Vida de Juan el Limosnero