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Koriun

 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Armenian historian; fifth-century writer and translator. Student of Mesrop Mashtots (361-440).

Koriun wrote The Life of Mashtots (443-449), which is a biography of his teacher and a description of his work as an enlightener. It also presents the most reliable version of the creation of the Armenian, Georgian, and Albanian (Agvanian) written languages. Koriun wrote the first original historical work in Armenian.

WORKS

In Russian translation:
Zhitie Mashtotsa. Yerevan, 1962.

REFERENCE

Abegian, M. Kh. Istoriia drevnearmianskoi titeratury, vol. 1. Yerevan, 1948.
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