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Michael Psellos on literature and art : a Byzantine perspective on aesthetics

Author: Michael Psellus; Charles Barber; Stratis Papaioannou
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2017]
Series: Michael Psellos in translation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The ambition of Michael Psellos on Literature and Art is to illustrate an important chapter in the history of Greek literary and art criticism and introduce precisely this aspect of Psellian writing to a wider public.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Psellus, Michael.
Michael Psellos on literature and art.
Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017001226
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Psellus; Charles Barber; Stratis Papaioannou
ISBN: 9780268100506 0268100500 0268100489 9780268100483 9780268100490 0268100497
OCLC Number: 981509162
Language Note: Translated from the Greek; letters in Greek with English translation.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 429 pages)
Contents: Translation6 On the Different Styles of Certain Writings: A Rhetor's Canon; Translation; 7 The Styles of Gregory the Theologian, Basil the Great, Chrysostom, and Gregory of Nyssa; Translation; 8 An Encomium of Gregory of Nazianzos' Style; Translation; 9 Two Lectures on Gregory of Nazianzos: Theol. I 19 (on Or. 40.24) and 98 (on Or. 43.1); Translation; 10 On Saint John Chrysostom; Translation (in collaboration with Christopher M. Geadrities); 11 To One Asking "Who Wrote Verse Better, Euripides Or Pisides?"; Translation; 12 A Comparison of the Novels of Heliodoros and Achilleus Tatios. Translation13 Encomium for Kyr Symeon Metaphrastes; Translation; 14 Encomium for the Monk Ioannes Kroustoulas Who Read Aloud at the Holy Soros; Translation; PART TWO. ART AND AESTHETICS; Introduction to Part Two; 15 On Perception and Perceptibles; Translation; 16 On Beauty and On Intelligible Beauty; Translation; 17 To the Emperor Doukas, Regarding the Inscription; Translation (in collaboration with Demetrios Kritsotakis); 18 On Ancient Works of Art (Or. min. 33 and 34); Translation; 19 Ekphrasis of the Crucifixion; Translation. 20 Discourse on the Miracle that Occurred in the Blachernai ChurchTranslation; 21 A Miraculous Icon of the Mother of God; Translation; 22 The Empress Zoe and Christ Antiphonêtês; Translation; 23 Select Letters on Art and Aesthetics; Critical Editions (by Stratis Papaioannou) and Translations (by Charles Barber, David Jenkins, and Stratis Papaioannou); List of Rhetorical Terms; Bibliography; List of Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Michael Psellos in translation.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Barber and Stratis Papaioannou.


Michael Psellos has long been known as a key figure in the history of Byzantine literary and intellectual culture, but his theoretical and critical reflections on literature and art are little known.  Read more...


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