Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions

Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions

by Elizabeth Jeffreys
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521394724

ISBN-13: 9780521394727

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Digenis Akritis is Byzantium's only epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of 'double descent' on the frontiers between Byzantine and Arab territory in Asia Minor in the ninth and tenth centuries. It survives partially in six versions, of which the two oldest are edited here. This edition and translation aims to highlight the nature of the lost poem,

Overview

Digenis Akritis is Byzantium's only epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of 'double descent' on the frontiers between Byzantine and Arab territory in Asia Minor in the ninth and tenth centuries. It survives partially in six versions, of which the two oldest are edited here. This edition and translation aims to highlight the nature of the lost poem, and to provide a guide through the maze of recent discussions about the epic and its background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521394727
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Classics Series , #7
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Sigla; Grottaferrata text and translation; Books 1–8; Escorial text and translation; Bibliography; Name index.

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