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Anonymous Old English Lives of Saints
ISBN: HB: 9780674244641, Harvard University Press, May 2020
816 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
From the first centuries of Christianity, believers turned to the perfection modeled by saints for inspiration, and a tradition of recounting saints' Lives flourished. The Latin narratives followed specific forms, dramatizing a virgin's heroic resolv...
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Appendix Ovidiana Latin Poems Ascribed to Ovid in the Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9780674238381, Harvard University Press, May 2020
544 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
When does imitation of an author morph into masquerade? Although the Roman writer Ovid died in the first century CE, many new Latin poems were ascribed to him from the sixth until the fifteenth century. Like the "Appendix Vergiliana", these verses re...
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On Morals or Concerning Education
ISBN: HB: 9780674244634, Harvard University Press, May 2020
320 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"On Morals or Concerning Education" is an exhortation on the importance of education by the prolific late-Byzantine author and statesman Theodore Metochites (1270-1332), who rose to the aristocracy from a middle-class background but fell from favor l...
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Allegories of the "Odyssey"
ISBN: HB: 9780674238374, Harvard University Press, November 2019
384 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey" were central to the educational system of Byzantium, yet the religion and culture of the Homeric epics – even the ancient Greek language itself – had become almost unrecognizable to Byzantine Greek readers coming to the...
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Architrenius
ISBN: HB: 9780674988156, Harvard University Press, May 2019
576 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Architrenius", a satirical allegory in dactylic hexameters completed in 1184 by the Norman poet Johannes de Hauvilla, follows the journey of its eponymous protagonist, the "arch-weeper," who stands in for an emerging class of educated professionals...
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Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece
ISBN: HB: 9780674237360, Harvard University Press, May 2019
384 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece" collects funeral orations, encomia, and narrative hagiography. Together, these works illuminate one of the most obscure periods of Greek history – when holy men played central roles as the Byzantine adminis...
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"Tria sunt" An Art of Poetry and Prose
ISBN: HB: 9780674987531, Harvard University Press, December 2018
544 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
The "Tria sunt", named for its opening words, was a widely used and highly ambitious book composed in England in the late fourteenth century during a revival of interest in the art of poetry and prose. The backbone of this comprehensive guide to wri...
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Two Works on Trebizond
ISBN: HB: 9780674986626, Harvard University Press, December 2018
320 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm, 2 maps, 3 charts
In 1204, brothers Alexios and David Komnenos became the unwitting founders of the Empire of Trebizond, a successor state to the Byzantine Empire that emerged after Crusaders sacked Constantinople. Trebizond, which stretched along the coast of the Bla...
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Poems of Christopher of Mytilene and John Mauropous
ISBN: HB: 9780674736986, Harvard University Press, May 2018
624 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
The witty and self-assertive poetry of Christopher of Mytilene and John Mauropous provides unique snapshots of eleventh-century Constantinople at the height of its splendor and elegance. Their collections, aptly called "various verses", greatly range...
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Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad
ISBN: HB: 9780674980730, Harvard University Press, May 2018
712 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians wrote about Islam and the life of Muhammad. These stories, ranging from the humorous to the vitriolic, both informed and warned audiences about what was regarded as a schismatic form of Christianity. "Medieval L...
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