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    Publication Date:
    June 2014
    Copyright year:
    2014
    ISBN
    978-3-11-035375-4
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    Aims and Scope

    This is the first edition of ten Funeral Orations of Michael Psellosbased on all the manuscripts preserving those works andaccompanied by a full apparatus fontium and the necessary critical apparatus. Some of those texts had been published by the Greek scholar Konstantinos Sathas at the end of the XIX c. Those editions hardly correspond to the contemporary standards. The same applies to several more recent editions, prepared by P. Gautier, which also leave much to be desired.

    The most important texts of our collection are the funeral orations for the patriarchs Michael Keroullarios, Konstantinos Leichoudes and John Xiphilinos, a personal friend of Michael Psellos. All the texts offervaluable details concerning Psellos’s early life; at the same time they constitute an important testimony to the survival of the Late Antique Rhetoric in XI c. Byzantium.They constitute a necessary supplement to Psellos’s more famous work, his Chronography, verifying and shedding a new light on the events narrated there.

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    xxi, 263 pages
    Language:
    Ancient Greek
    Type of Publication:
    Edition
    Keyword(s):
    Byzantine literature; funeral oration; Michael Psellos

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    I. Polemis, University of Athens.

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