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By Marc D. Lauxtermann

This is often an anthology of Byzantine poetry (minus hymns), going "genre through genre."
This e-book comprises components 1 and a pair of of a 3 half paintings. The 3rd half is released in a separate quantity. This quantity includes "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 out the Greek language. The notes at the Greek are provided in the sort of means that the non-specialist will nonetheless locate them fascinating and readable. they appear to be really basic notes, and even supposing may possibly indicate "interesting", universal, or unusual bits of phrases or bits of grammar, they're truly aimed toward a layman audience.

Anyone with the second one quantity (third part), be happy to proportion!

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It is also clear that Constantinople, at least after the year 800, is the place where most literature was produced and consumed, and that even poetry written by provincial intellectuals, such as bishops, judges and generals, was usually intended to be savoured by the reading public back home, in the capital. Unfortunately, however, it is impossible to get a clearer picture of the literary coteries and intellectual constituencies that made up the reading public in Byzantium. For instance, by whom exactly was a given satirical poem read?

Whatever the case, in April 963, when Theodosios the Deacon finally delivered his panegyric in public, the emperor (Romanos II) had died and Theodosios’ hopes of gaining any substantial benefits from his panegyric were thwarted45. As is well known, John Geometres lavishly praises Emperor Nikephoros Phokas in many of his poems, and many scholars therefore rightly assume that he must have been the poet laureate at the court between 963 and 96946. However, in none of these poems written in honour of Nikephoros Phokas does the poet explicitly ask for any material rewards.

DE GREGORIO, in: Lesarten. Festschrift für Athanasios Kambylis, ed. I. S. R. REINSCH. Berlin–New York 1998, 166–170. For AP I, 1 and 10, see chapter 3, p. 92, n. 32 and n. 33; for the charioteer epigrams, see CAMERON 1973: 65–95. See MERCATI 1922a: 282–286. Ed. GUILLOU 1996: no. 44. Guillou fails to mention that the epigram is also found in Cryptensis Z a XXIX, fol. 23, a ms. of the late 13th C. copied in Otranto (for the date of the manuscript, see P. CANART, Scrittura e Civiltà 2 (1978) 156, n.

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