Byzantine authors: literary activities and preoccupations ; texts and translations dedicated to the memory of Nicholas Oikonomides

Front Cover
John William Nesbitt
BRILL, Jan 1, 2003 - Literary Collections - 283 pages
In honouring the memory of Nicolas Oikonomides the contributors offer a group of Greek texts and translations which reflect the wide interests of Byzantine authors and the varied genres to which they devoted their talents. Within its pages one finds an ekphrasis of Christopher of Mitylene, military speeches of Constantine VII, letters of Michael Psellos, an historical narrative regarding Empress Helena and the Finding of the Cross, two teaching texts, and a lengthy instructional manual, accompanied by a reprint of the original Brill Greek text, on withstanding a siege.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter Three Alexander the Monks Text of Helenas Discovery
23
Chapter Four Elias the Monk Friend of Psellos
43
Chapter Five Five Miracles of St Menas
65
Chapter Six Elias of Heliopolis The Life of an EighthCentury
85
Chapter Seven Two Military Orations of Constantine VII
111
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 274 - Recherches sur la vie et les ouvrages d'Héron d'Alexandrie, disciple de Ctésibius , et sur tous les ouvrages mathématiques grecs conservés ou perdus , publiés ou inédits , qui ont été attribués à un auteur nommé Héron. — Mémoires présentés par divers savants à l'Académie des inscriptions et belleslettres, i

About the author (2003)

John W. Nesbitt, Ph.D. (1972) in Byzantine History, is Research Associate, Byzantine Sigillography, at Dumbarton Oaks. In addition to four volumes of seals catalogues which he co-edited with Nicolas Oikonomides, he is the co-author of The Miracles of St. Artemios (Brill, 1997).

Bibliographic information