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Allegories of the Iliad

Author: John Tzetzes; Adam J Goldwyn; Dimitra Kokkini
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Dumbarton Oaks medieval library, 37.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early 1140s, the Bavarian princess Bertha von Sulzbach arrived in Constantinople to marry the Byzantine emperor Manuel Komnenos. Wanting to learn more about her new homeland, the future empress Eirene commissioned the grammarian Ioannes Tzetzes to compose a version of the Iliad as an introduction to Greek literature and culture. He drafted a lengthy dodecasyllable poem in twenty-four books, reflecting the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Allegories
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bilingual books
Epic poetry, Greek
Verk före 1800
Bearbetningar
Allegorier
Named Person: Homer.; Homer; John Tzetzes; John Tzetzes; Homer.; John Tzetzes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Tzetzes; Adam J Goldwyn; Dimitra Kokkini
ISBN: 9780674967854 0674967852
OCLC Number: 891369497
Language Note: Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages; introduction and notes in English.
Notes: "We have used the Greek edition prepared and published by Jean François Boissonade in 1851 ... hist text is reproduced in essentially unaltered form, although we have made numerous tacit corrections in puunctiation, accentuation, and capitalization and have fixed some typographical errors."--page 517.
Description: xxiv, 577 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Dumbarton Oaks medieval library, 37.
Responsibility: John Tzetzes ; translated by Adam J. Goldwyn and Dimitra Kokkini.

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As a didactic explanation of pagan ancient Greek culture to Orthodox Christians, John Tzetzes's Allegories of the Iliad is deeply rooted in the mid-twelfth-century circumstances of the cosmopolitan  Read more...

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Goldwyn and Kokkini have provided English-speakers with a wonderful edition of Ioannes (John) Tzetzes s "Allegories of the "Iliad The poem itself is beautiful and can be appreciated on its own. Read more...

 
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