Epistolary Poetry in Byzantium and Beyond

This collection, which covers a broad chronological range from late antique epigrams of the Greek Anthology to the poetry of western humanists, is accompanied by exegetical commentaries on the anthologized texts and by critical essays ...

Author: Krystina Kubina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000375664

Category: Literary Criticism

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Letters were an important medium of everyday communication in the ancient Mediterranean. Soon after its emergence, the epistolary form was adopted by educated elites and transformed into a literary genre, which developed distinctive markers and was used, for instance, to give political advice, to convey philosophical ideas, or to establish and foster ties with peers. A particular type of this genre is the letter cast in verse, or epistolary poem, which merges the form and function of the letter with stylistic elements of poetry. In Greek literature, epistolary poetry is first safely attested in the fourth century AD and would enjoy a lasting presence throughout the Byzantine and early modern periods. The present volume introduces the reader to this hitherto unexplored chapter of post-classical Greek literature through an anthology of exemplary epistolary poems in the original Greek with facing English translation. This collection, which covers a broad chronological range from late antique epigrams of the Greek Anthology to the poetry of western humanists, is accompanied by exegetical commentaries on the anthologized texts and by critical essays discussing questions of genre, literary composition, and historical and social contexts of selected epistolary poems. Chapters 3 and 4 of this book are freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/10.4324/9780429288296
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Satire in the Middle Byzantine Period

Williamson, Geoffry Arthur, trans., Procopius, The Secret History (Harmondsworth, UK, 1966) [several reprints]. Wilson, Nigel, An Anthology of Byzantine Prose (Berlin, 1971). Wilson, Nigel, Scholars of Byzantium (London, 1996).

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004442566

Category: History

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This volume explores various forms, functions and meanings of satirical texts written in the Middle Byzantine period.
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Byzantine Chronicles and the Sixth Century

... justice”(An Anthology of Byzantine Prose [Berlin, 1971], 26). That it was the Code per se rather than a separate set of laws that was to have this effect, see Constitution, Haec, 3 (cited at note 46 above).

Author: Roger Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351219440

Category: History

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Byzantine chronicles have traditionally been regarded as a somewhat inferior form of Byzantine history writing, especially in comparison with 'classicizing' historians. The aim of many of these papers is both to rescue the reputation of the Byzantine chroniclers, especially Malalas and Theophanes, and also to provide some examples of how these two chroniclers in particular can be exploited usefully both to reveal aspects of the past itself, notably of the period of Justinian, and also of how the Byzantines interpreted their own past, which included on occasions rewriting that past to suit altered contemporary needs. For the period of Justinian in particular, proper attention to aspects of the humble Byzantine chronicle can also help achieve a better understanding of the period than that provided by the classicizing Procopius with his emphasis on war and conquest. By considering more general aspects of the place of history-writing in Byzantine culture, the papers also help explain why history remained such an important aspect of Byzantine culture.
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Byzantine Papers

... the administration of justice”(An Anthology of Byzantine Prose [Berlin, 1971], 26). That it was the Code per se rather than a separate set of laws that was to have this effect, see Constitution, Haec, 3 (cited at note 46 above).

Author: Elizabeth Jeffreys

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004344570

Category: History

Page: 184

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Proceedings of the First Australian Byzantine Studies Conference, Canberra, 17-19 May 1978, edited by Elizabeth and Michael Jeffreys and Ann Moffatt
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Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Michiel OP DE COUL Amsterdam , The Netherlands The letters of Theodore Prodromos and some other twelfth - century letter collections In N.G. Wilson's An Anthology of Byzantine Prose ( Walter de Gruyter , Berlin - New York 1971 ) twelfth ...

Author: Elizabeth Jeffreys

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075465740X

Category: History

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The theme of the 2006 International Congress of Byzantine Studies was display, assessing what strategies the people of Byzantium used to express their thoughts, ideals, fears and beliefs, and how these have been interpreted through various modern discourses. The first volume presents the texts of the 28 plenary papers delivered at the Congress; the second and third contain the abstracts of the many hundreds of papers written for the 64 separate panels and the sessions of communications.
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Remembering Women Differently

Michael Psellos: Rhetoric and Authorship in Byzantium. ... The Making of Byzantine History: Studies Dedicated to Donald M. Nicol, edited by Roderick Beaton and Charlotte Roueché, Variorum, 1993, pp. ... An Anthology of Byzantine Prose.

Author: Lynée Lewis Gaillet

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611179804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Before the full and honest tale of humanity can be told, it will be necessary to uncover the hidden roles of women in it and recover their voices from the forces that have diminished their contributions or even at times deliberately eclipsed them. The past half-century has seen women rise to claim their equal portion of recognition, and Remembering Women Differently addresses not only some of those neglected—it examines why they were deliberately erased from history. The contributors in this collection study the contributions of fourteen nearly forgotten women from around the globe working in fields that range from art to philosophy, from teaching to social welfare, from science to the military, and how and why those individuals became either marginalized or discounted in a mostly patriarchal world. These sterling contributors, scholars from a variety of disciplines—rhetoricians, historians, compositionists, and literary critics—employ feminist research methods in examining women's work, rhetorical agency, and the construction of female reputation. By recovering these voices and remembering the women whose contributions have made our civilization better and more whole, this work seeks to ensure that women's voices are never silenced again.
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A Companion to Byzantine Poetry

This book offers the first complete survey of the Byzantine poetic production (4th to 15th centuries). It examines the use of poetry in various sociocultural settings in Constantinople and various other centres of the Byzantine empire.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004392885

Category: Poetry

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This book offers the first complete survey of the Byzantine poetic production (4th to 15th centuries). It examines the use of poetry in various sociocultural settings in Constantinople and various other centres of the Byzantine empire.
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Greek

Wilson, N.G. (1971) An anthology of Byzantine prose (Kleine Texte für Vorlesungen und Übungen 189), Berlin and New York. Wilson, N.G. (1983) Scholars of Byzantium, London. Woodard, R.D. (1986) 'Dialect differences at Knossos', ...

Author: Geoffrey Horrocks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118785157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Second Edition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day. • Offers a complete linguistic treatment of the history of the Greek language • Updated second edition features increased coverage of the ancient evidence, as well as the roots and development of diglossia • Includes maps that clearly illustrate the distribution of ancient dialects and the geographical spread of Greek in the early Middle Ages
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Sources of Classical Literature

(Nigel) Wilson, An Anthology of Byzantine Prose ✓ (Nigel) Wilson, Scholars of Byzantium A summary, and yet very important, introduction of the many scholars who rose in Byzantine Empire, from the early ones up to authors such as John ...

Author: Miguel Carvalho Abrantes

Publisher: Miguel Carvalho Abrantes

ISBN: 9788829541485

Category: Literary Collections

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A brief presentation of over 1000 literary sources relevant to the study of Greek and Latin Mythology, Magic, Philosophy, and Gnosticism. Along some of the most famous works of Cicero, Plato and Virgil, it also succinctly presents the ones of Ampelius, the Paradoxographus Florentinus and Tiberianus, among many, many others. For even more literary sources, there's now a more recent edition of this work, under the new name Sources of Myths, Legends and Classical Literature!
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Crusading and Trading between West and East

Diesen Abschnitt hat auch Nigel G. Wilson in seine Anthology of Byzantine Prose (Berlin, de Gruyter 1971), 101–3 aufgenommen. Die Angaben stützen sich auf die Datenbank des Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) und Hinweise im Kommentar zur ...

Author: Sophia Menache

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351390729

Category: History

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For almost sixty years Professor David Jacoby devoted his research to the economic, social and cultural history of the Eastern Mediterranean and this new collection reflects his impact on the study of the interactions between the Italian city-states, Byzantium, the Latin East and the realm of Islam. Contributors to this volume are prominent scholars from across Medieval Studies and leading historians of the younger generation.
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Studies on Late Roman and Byzantine History Literature and Language

So also of the Timarion , a detail stressed in Nigel Wilson's introduction to the extract offered in his Anthology of Byzantine Prose . ' This is not a Lucianic feature , Lucian himself generally showing marked respect for the ...

Author: Barry Baldwin

Publisher: London Studies in Classical Ph

ISBN: UOM:39015011291252

Category: History

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The Play of Texts and Fragments

In his Anthology of Byzantine Prose (Berlin & New York 1971), 80, Wilson traces the “strange plural” prothumiais in one of Psellus' letters to Orestes 708, ignoring its presence in Iliad 2.588. "Faith Healing in Late Byzantium: The ...

Author: J.C.R. Cousland

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047428190

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume’s thirty-two contributions by major Euripidean scholars offer incisive treatments of many of Euripides' extant plays and their influence, as well as seminal examinations of a number of Euripides’ fragmentary plays.
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Byzantine Studies

Teil : Text ( Nikolas A. Oikonomidės ) Deno J. Geanakoplos , Byzantium and the Renaissance : Greek Scholars in Venice ... An Anthology of Byzantine Prose ( Elsie Mathiopoulos ) 2 : 199 1 : 1 : 90 91 1 : 98 ; 2 : 205 Apostolos Ath ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010711302

Category: Byzantine Empire

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An Anthology of Later Latin Literature

Hence I can do no better than quote , mutatis mutandis , the apologia of Nigel Wilson prefixed in his Anthology of Byzantine Prose , Berlin & New York 1971 , and already invoked in my Anthology of Byzantine Poetry , Amsterdam 1985 ...

Author: Barry Baldwin

Publisher: London Studies in Classical Ph

ISBN: UOM:39015015345401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 371

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John Kaminiates The Capture of Thessaloniki

What, therefore is one to make of the following statement: "... it is necessary to underline that àptos is a rare word in Byzantine prose, which goes back to the Anthology' (Kazhdan 1978, 309)? In the first place, Kazhdan's reference ...

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ISBN: 9789004344723

Category: History

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The Making of Byzantine History

WILSON , N.G. ( ed . ) An anthology of Byzantine prose . Berlin : De Gruyter , 1971. Classical Review , N.S. 24 ( 1974 ) , 137 . 1975 * Byzantine Empire ' , in The New Encyclopaedia Britannica , 15th ed . Macropaedia , vol.3 , 547–72 .

Author: Roderick Beaton

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN: UVA:X002315329

Category: History

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