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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.


In Russian translation:
Zhitie Mashtotsa. Yerevan, 1962.


Abegian, M. Kh. Istoriia drevnearmianskoi titeratury, vol. 1. Yerevan, 1948.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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