THE ENCAENIA OF ST SOPHIA: ANIMAL SACRIFICE IN A CHRISTIAN CONTEXT

@inproceedings{Kovaltchuk2008THEEO,
  title={THE ENCAENIA OF ST SOPHIA: ANIMAL SACRIFICE IN A CHRISTIAN CONTEXT},
  author={Ekaterina Kovaltchuk},
  year={2008}
}
One of the questions that has preoccupied scholars engaged with the account of the building of the Great Church of St Sophia in Constantinople,1 a mid-Byzantine legend dated traditionally to the eighth or ninth century, is whether any historical value could be accorded to various elements of the narrative — the story proved to abound in factual mistakes and anachronisms.2 Even more so, the passage describing the dedication of the newly built church of St Sophia, and especially the animal sacri… 

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