Byzantine Poetry from Pisides to Geometres, Volume 1 by Marc D. Lauxtermann

By Marc D. Lauxtermann

This can be an anthology of Byzantine poetry (minus hymns), going "genre by way of genre."
This ebook comprises components 1 and a pair of of a 3 half paintings. The 3rd half is released in a separate quantity. This quantity comprises "Texts and Contexts"--a very thorough introduction--and the part on epigrams.

All Greek is translated, so this booklet will nonetheless be of significantly use to these with no the Greek language. The notes at the Greek are offered in any such approach that the non-specialist will nonetheless locate them attention-grabbing and readable. they appear to be relatively common notes, and even if might indicate "interesting", universal, or unusual bits of phrases or bits of grammar, they're in actual fact geared toward a layman audience.

Anyone with the second one quantity (third part), be at liberty to percentage!

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All these testimonies are hardly of any value because it is obvious that poems are praised or vituperated, not for their literary merits, but because of their contents. If you are in favour of the cult of the icons, any anti-iconoclastic poem is good (see Theodore’s letters) and any iconoclastic piece of writing is bad (see the Refutation). If you are a good Christian, you like any form of religious writing as long as it 62 63 64 65 For an excellent introduction to the topic, see HÖRANDNER 1991: 415–432.

Of course, only the sun shines for free: so, if they want to attend his lessons, they will have to pay his teacher’s fee. Right at the beginning of his didactic poem, the Thousand-Line Theology, Leo Choirosphaktes gives the following advice to his readers: “If thou art skilled in the art of literary discourse, take me in thy hand and in the depth of thy knowledge; but if thou art ignorant of higher learning, leave what thou canst not understand to friends who do”73. Two sorts of readers are singled out here: scholars equipped with all the literary baggage needed to interpret Leo’s learned poem, and less knowledgeable readers who are in need of their friends’ intellectual guidance.

Mityl. 55, a poem in which the emperor is compared to the goldflowing Paktolos as well: see C. CRIMI, Graeca et Byzantina. Catania 1983, 41–43. ). As Geometres owned a luxurious mansion in the centre of the city and never refers to any financial problems (in his poems he complains about almost everything, but not about poverty), he must have been rather well-off. He may have inherited some of his possessions from his father, a “loyal servant of the emperor”, but the rest of his opulence will have accrued throughout his years of active service in the military48.

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