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Abstract The paper (structured in five parts) examines how Karl Krumbacher (1856-1909) formulated his major concepts about Byzantine literature and its history. After a brief look at Krumbacher’s formation as scholar, the main part of the paper examines the “history” of the writing of the...
Abstract This article argues against a recent attempt to date Ioannes Tzetzes’ poem on Psellos’ paraphrase of Aristotle’s Peri hermeneias to after 1174/78 and thereby provide a new terminus post quem for Tzetzes’ death.
Abstract Not until 2006 could the scholarly community welcome the first critical edition of the 103 Quaestiones et responsiones ascribed to Anastasius of Sinai (CPG 7746; M. Richard / J.A. Munitiz. CCSG, 59). However, this publication did not solve all topics surrounding Anastasius’s work,...
Abstract Although claiming the authority of an eye-witness account, frater Simon’s letter is almost certainly a ficticious description of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. This presumed lack of authenticity has obviously prompted modern scholarship for a long time to be...
Abstract Codex 2 of the Greek manuscript collection of the Pontificio Collegio Greco in Rome, copied around the end of the first quarter of the 12th c., contains the commentary of Gregory of Corinth (~1070 -1156) on the Canons of Kosmas the Hymnographer and John of Damascus on the main festivals...
Abstract The article discusses rice (ὄρυζα) on the basis of medical writings compiled between the first and seventh centuries, and consists of four parts. The first tries to assess the spread of rice in the Greco-Roman agriculture. The results of the analysis support conclusions present in the...
Abstract In what is known as the List of addresses to the foreign rulers of De cerimoniis aulae Byzantinae (II, 48) by Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959), there is an address to a ruler called “king of Francia”. This paper is devoted to an attempt to find the answer to the question of who...
Abstract The article establishes the use of the turn-of-the-thirteenth century chronicle of Joel, the Chronicle in brief, as a source by the Chronicle of 1570. Thus it adds one further item to the story of interdependence of the Byzantine chronicles, and establishes both more firmly in the said...
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