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An unpublished poem on Porphyry

Maria Tomadaki
From the journal Byzantinische Zeitschrift

Abstract

This paper offers an editio princeps, an English translation and a commentary of an interesting epigram on Porphyry, the commentator of Aristotle. The epigram was transcribed in Vat. Reg. 166 by Ioannes Malaxos (16th c.) and is ascribed to Petros Servilos, a poet unknown from other sources. The paper discusses the poem’s manuscript context, as well as its authorship, genre, content and function. Further, it attempts to shed light on the poem’s relation to Porphyry’s philosophy and his reception in Byzantine poetry.

Online erschienen: 2018-09-22
Erschienen im Druck: 2018-09-01

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