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À la recherche de l’auteur de sept lettres inconnues: la collection épistolographique du codex Vat. gr. 1020

Ilias Taxidis
From the journal Byzantinische Zeitschrift


F. 1v-9v of the codex Vat. gr. 1020, which is dated to the first half of the 14th century, contains seven unknown and anonymous letters, the last one mutilated. In this study, at first, the ascription of the letters to Maximus Neamonites as proposed by the database of the PINAKES is rejected, and a number of assumptions are made concerning the name of their writer in the light of the little prosopographical information offered. The content is studied, as well as the style of the letters and their place in the literary context of the Palaiologan Rennaisance of the 13th-14th centuries. A critical edition of the letters completes the article.

Published Online: 2019-03-14
Published in Print: 2019-02-01

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