Tiburtine Sibyl

Sibylla Tiburtina

Other titles:

Clavis numbers: CANT 320.

Related literature: Apocalypse of Ps.-Methodius.

Standard abbreviation: Tib. Sib.

Status: unassigned.

  1. SUMMARY
  2. RESOURCES
  3. BIBLIOGRAPHY

3.1 Manuscripts and Editions

Alexander, Paul J. The Oracle of Baalbek: The Tiburtine Sibyl in Greek Dress. Dumbarton Oaks Studies 10. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, 1967.

Basset, René. La sagesse de Sibylle. Les Apocryphes Éthiopiens 10. Paris: Bibliothèque de la Haute Science, 1900.

Sackur, Ernst. Sibyllinische Texte und Forschungen: Pseudomethodius, Adso und die tiburtinische Sibylle. Halle: M. Niemeyer, 1898. (editio princeps of the Latin tradition.)

Schleifer, J. Die Erzählung der Sibylle: Ein Apokryph. Nach den karschunischen, arabischen und äthiopischen Handschriften zu London, Oxford, Paris und Rom. Denkschriften der kaiserlichen Akad. der Wissensch. in Wien, Phil.-hist. Klasse 53.1. Vienna: Alfred Hölder, 1910.

3.2 Modern Translations

Buitenwerf, Rieuwerd. “The Tiburtine Sibyl (Greek): A New Translation and Introduction.” Pages 176-88 in Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures. Vol. 1. Edited by Richard Bauckham, et al. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013.

3.3 General Works

Alexander, Paul J. The Byzantine Apocalyptic Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985.

__________. “The Medieval Legend of the Last Roman Emperor and Its Messianic Origin.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 41 (1978): 1-15.

__________. “Byzantium and the Migration of Literary Works and Motifs: The Legend of the Last Emperor.” Medievalia et Humanistica n. s. 2 (1971): 47-68.

Holdenried, Anke. The Sibyl and Her Scribes: Manuscripts and Interpretation of the Latin Sibylla Tiburtina c. 1050-1500. Church, Faith, and Culture in the Medieval West. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.

Kurfeß, Alfons and Jörg-Dieter Gauger. Sibyllinische Weissagungen: Griechisch-Deutsch. Sammlung Tusculum. Düsseldorf: Artemis & Winkler, 1998.

McGinn, Bernard. “Oracular Transformations: The ‘Sibylla Tiburtina’ in the Middle Ages.” Pages 603-44 in Sibille e linguaggi oracolari: mito, storia, tradizione : atti del convegno, Macerata-Norcia, settembre 1994. Edited by Ileana Chirassi Colombo and Tullio Seppilli. Pisa: Istituti editoriali e poligrafici internazionali, 1998.

__________. “Teste David cum Sibylla: The Significance of the Sibylline Tradition in the Middle Ages.” Pages 7-35 in Women of the Medieval World: Essays in Honor of John H. Mundy. Edited by Julius Kirshner and Susan F. Wemple. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1985.

Möhring, Hannes. Der Weltkaiser der Endzeit: Entstehung, Wandel und Wirkung einer tausendjährigen Weissagung. Mittelalter-Forschungen 3. Stuttgart: Thorbecke, 2000.

Podskalsky, Gerhard. Byzantinische Reichseschatologie: die Periodisierung der Weltgeschichte in den vier Grossreichen (Daniel 2 und 7) und dem tausendjährigen Friedensreiche (Apok. 20) Eine motivgeschichtliche Untersuchung. München: W. Fink, 1972.

Rangheri, Maurizio. “La ‘Epistola ad Gerbergam reginam de ortu et tempore Antichristi’ di Adsone di Montier-en-Der e le sue fonti.” Studi medievali 14 (1973): 677-732.

Reinink, Gerrit J. “Ps.-Methodius: A Concept of History in Response to the Rise of Islam.” Pages 149-87 in The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East: Papers of the First Workshop on Late Antiquity and Early Islam. Edited by Averil Cameron and Lawrence I. Conrad. Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam 1. Princeton: Darwin Press, 1992.