Narrating martyrdom : rewriting late-antique virgin martyrs in Byzantium (Book, 2020) []
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Narrating martyrdom : rewriting late-antique virgin martyrs in Byzantium

Narrating martyrdom : rewriting late-antique virgin martyrs in Byzantium

Author: Anne Alwis
Publisher: Liverpool Liverpool University Press 2020
Series: Translated texts for Byzantinists, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Ia is described as a victim of the persecutions of the Persian Shahanshah, Shapur II (309-79 C.E), Horaiozele was allegedly a disciple of St Andrew and killed anachronistically under the emperor  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Alwis
ISBN: 9781789621556 1789621550
OCLC Number: 1220926277
Notes: "All three texts survive in the same manuscript: Florence, Conv. Soppr. B. 1.1214 (C14th) discussed below. Ia (the PI): edited by Hippolyte Delehaye in 'Les versions grecques...' ; Horaiozele (the PH): collated by François Halkin in Six inédits d'hagiologie byzantine (...) ; Tatiana (the MT): edited by François Halkin in Légendes grecques de 'martyres romaines'... (extrait de la p. XIII).
Description: 210 Seiten
Contents: 1. A Note on the Editions and Translations2. IntroductionNarratology, Focalisation, and CommunicationThe Rewritten Text: the SimulacrumManuscript Context and AudienceRewriting as Social Action, and Hagiography as Double-DiscourseRewriting Perceptions from the Past3. The Authors: Makarios, Constantine Akropolites, and the Anonymous4. The Virgin Martyrs5. AdaptationMakarios and Saint IaAkropolites and Saint HoraiozeleThe Anonymous and Saint TatianaWhat is Metaphrasis?6. Conclusions7. Translations and Commentaries for each martyrdom
Series Title: Translated texts for Byzantinists, 9.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Anne P. Alwis.


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'The three texts are translated into clear English, which ispleasant to read. The notes shed light on several aspects of the stories,notably their lexical richness. Alwis brings three female figures Read more...

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