Shemʿun Quqoyo Simeon the Potter (5th/6th cent.) [Syr. Orth.].
Author of nine short poems on the Nativity. When Yaʿqub of Serugh came across him working as a potter (quqoyo) in Geshir, a village in north Syria, he soon recognized his poetic talents. Imitations of his poems gave rise to a specific genre of poems, designated ‘quqoye’.
- S. P. Brock, Bride of Light. Hymns on Mary from the Syriac Churches (Moran Etho 6; 1994), 102–8. (ET)
- S. Euringer, in OC II.3 (1913), 221–35. (Syr. with GT)
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Sebastian P. Brock , “Shemʿun Quqoyo,” in Shemʿun Quqoyo, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Shemun-Quqoyo.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Shemʿun Quqoyo.” In Shemʿun Quqoyo. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Shemun-Quqoyo.
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