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

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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.

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

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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

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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).

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