Thank you for your helpful reply. But what about
Pseudo-Dionysius in the mix? Was it not
thought/alleged at one point that the conflated
Areopagite and Bishop of Paris had written "The
--- Werner Robl <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The confusion about Dionysius was caused by abbot
> Hilduin of Saint-Denis
> (814-844), who, unconsciously, conflated Dionysius
> the Areopagite and
> Dionysius, bishop of Paris, into one person.
> Here are some references concerning the Dionysius
> Jeauneau, E., Pierre Abélard à Saint-Denis, in:
> Abélard en son temps, Actes
> de colloque international, Paris, 1981.
> Loenertz, R.L., La légende parisienne de saint Denys
> l'aréopagite, sa genèse
> et son premier témoin, in: Acta Bollandiana, 69,
> 1951, p. 217ff.
> Théry, G., Ètudes dionysiennes: Hilduin, traducteur
> de Denys, Tome I et II,
> Paris, 1932.
> Primary sources:
> Bedae Venerabilis expositio Actuum Apostolorum, PL
> 92, col 981; CCL 121,
> 73f.;Laistner, L.W., Cambridge, Mass, 1939
> Rescriptum Hilduini, MPL 106, col. 17f.
> Letter of Abelard to abbot Adam of Saint-Denis, PL
> 178, col 341ff.
> The problems of the last letter are discussed by
> Smits, E.R., Peter Abelard,
> Letters IX-XIV, 137ff.
> I hope this helps.
> Kind regards
> Werner Robl
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marjorie Greene" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 11:37 PM
> Subject: Saint Denis
> > Doctissimi,
> > I have it in my head that Dionysius the
> > Dionysius (Denys) the first bishop of "Paris," and
> > Pseudo-Dionysius were all conflated into one
> > much to the delight (and use) of the monks of
> > Saint-Denis. I also know that Abelard pointed
> > of) this out to them, much to their annoyance. Am
> > correct in assuming that all three were conflated
> > one person, i.e. the patron of the abbey of S-D?
> > who did the conflating and when was it written
> > Many thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
> > MG
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