At 02:37 PM 01/29/2001 -0800, Marjorie Greene wrote:
>I have it in my head that Dionysius the Areopagite,
>Dionysius (Denys) the first bishop of "Paris," and
>Pseudo-Dionysius were all conflated into one person,
>much to the delight (and use) of the monks of
>Saint-Denis. I also know that Abelard pointed (some
>of) this out to them, much to their annoyance. Am I
>correct in assuming that all three were conflated into
>one person, i.e. the patron of the abbey of S-D? And
>who did the conflating and when was it written down?
>Many thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
As far as I am aware, the first conflation of the Biblical
Dionysius the Areopagite, the author of know as
Pseudo-Dionysius, and the first bishop of Paris occured in
a _vita_ of Saint Dionysius written by Hilduin of
Saint-Denis in the 9th century. That _vita_ can be found
in PL vol. 106.
Stephen A. Allen
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