Anton of Tagrit - ܐܢܛܘܢ ܬܓܪܝܬܝܐ (sometime between 750 - 950) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Author of uncertain date, designated ‘rhetor’ and ‘philoponos’, according to a ms. colophon from the family of Gurgin (d-beth Gurgin), and a monk.1


  • ܐܢܛܘܢ ܬܓܪܝܬܝܐ
  • Anton of Tagrit
  • ܪܒܢ ܐܢܛܘܢ ܬܓܪܝܬܝܐ4
  • ܪܰܒܢ ܐܰܢܛܘܢ ܬܰܓܪܝܬܳܝܐ4
  • الربان انطون التكريتي3
  • Antony of Tagrit5
  • Anton of Tagrit
  • Anṭun of Tagrit1
  • Rabban Anton of Takrit2


  • Syr. Orth. 1

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  • Floruit: 9th cent.?1

Works Cited

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  • 1 J. W. Watt, "Anṭun of Tagritb." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 23.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), entry: 153, pp: 383.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 336.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 364.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Antony of Tagrit.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte (Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922), pp: 278.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 7 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 94.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Sebastian Paul Brock, A Brief Outline of Syriac Literature, 2nd ed., rev. and enlarged , Mōrān ʾEthʾō, vol. 9 (Kottayam: St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, 2008), pp: 57-58.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Anton of Tagrit  Has literary connection to place (2) records.
Kallinikos (settlement) - ܩܐܠܘܢܝܩܝ Names: Raqqaʿal-RaqqaʿCallinicumal-RaqqaCallinicusRaqqaRaqqa‘al-Raqqaal-Raqqa‘A city on the Euphrates where the Daiṣan enters it.URI:
Reshʿayna (settlement) - ܪܝܫ ܥܝܢܐ Names: TheodosiopolisRaʾs al-ʿAynCeylanpınarResülaynRish ʿAynaReshaynaResh‘aynaRaʾs al-AynRaʾs al-‘AynRish AynaRish ‘AynaResh AynaResh ‘AynaRaʾs al-AynRaʾs al-’AynRaʾs al-AynRaʾs al-AynRaʾs al-‘AynRaʾs al-‘Ayn"City on the Khabur located in the eastern part of ancient Osrhoene and today straddling the Turkish Syrian border the Syrian part now..."URI:
Anton of Tagrit  Born at (1) records.
Tagrit (settlement) - ܬܓܪܝܬ Names: TikritTakritTagrīt"Tagrit is a modern city located on the west bank of the Tigris, almost mid-way between Mosul and Baghdad."URI:
Anton of Tagrit  Has relation to place (2) records.
Diyār Rabīʿa (region) - ܓܙܪܬܐ ܥܠܝܬܐ Names: Upper JaziraDiyār RabiʿaDiyār RabīaDiyār Rabī‘aDiyār RabiaDiyār Rabi‘aURI:
Edessa (settlement) - ܐܘܪܗܝ Names: UrfaAdmeAntiochia KallirhoeUrhayA city of Mesopotamia , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Osrhoene , modern Urfa.URI:

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Anton of Tagrit — ܐܢܛܘܢ ܬܓܪܝܬܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Anton of Tagrit — ܐܢܛܘܢ ܬܓܪܝܬܝܐ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Anton of Tagrit — ܐܢܛܘܢ ܬܓܪܝܬܝܐ

Additional Credit:

  • Data from Macuch, Abuna, De Urbina, Duval, Assemani (vols. 1-2), Chabot, Wright, and Brock collected, verified, reconciled, and entered by Kristian Heal
  • German data entry by Samer Khader
  • Editing, document design, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Matching with records, data entry, data transformation, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic name entry by Jad Kaado
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with records by Alex Vawter
  • Editorial oversight for GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry, and proofreading by Christopher Johnson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry and proofreading by the Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts and addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH by Nathan P. Gibson

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