Looking around in the index of Gautier’s edition of Psellos’s Theologica, I found another short treatise on a passage in our passage on Oration 41.  Opusculum 74 deals with the nature of the miracle in Acts 2 and examines the question in Gregory’s terms: was it a miracle of speaking (i.e. the apostles were each speaking different languages), or was it a miracle of hearing (i.e. the apostles were speaking one language and each listener miraculously understood).  Psellos sides with Gregory from what I can tell, in that it was a miracle of speaking.  But he then goes on to discuss whether the apostles understood what they were speaking, and then examines a broad range of classical sources in an attempt to understand the miracle (Christian sources, Chaldean Oracles, Platonists (esp. Proclus), and also Socrates and Plotinus.  Just from a cursory look, the passage looks quite interesting.  Hopefully I’ll be able to post at least some excerpts with translation and commentary.  Time permitting of course!

ἐν αὐτῷ,

ΜΑΘΠ

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