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Byzantine Readings of Ancient Historians : Texts in Translation, with Introductions and Notes

By: Kaldellis, Anthony.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (195 p.).ISBN: 9781317517849.Subject(s): Byzantine Empire -- Intellectual life | Civilization, Classical -- Historiography | Historians -- Byzantine Empire | Historiography -- Greece | Historiography -- Rome | History, Ancient -- Historiography | History, Ancient -- SourcesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Byzantine Readings of Ancient Historians : Texts in Translation, with Introductions and NotesDDC classification: 938 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 Xenophon in Byzantium and the coded poem for Leon VI; 2 The Excerpta historica of Konstantinos VII Porphyrogennetos; 3 The scholia on the Zosimos manuscript; 4 Ioannes Tzetzes' verse scholia on Thucydides; 5 Scholia on Diodoros of Sicily by Niketas Choniates and others; 6 Theodoros Metochites and the Greek Historians; 7 Ioannes Kanaboutzes' Commentary on the Roman Antiquities of Dionysios of Halikarnassos; Bibliography; Index
Summary: <P></P><P>The survival of ancient Greek historiography is largely due to its preservation by Byzantine copyists and scholars. This process entailed selection, adaptation, and commentary, which shaped the corpus of Greek historiography in its transmission. By investigating those choices, Kaldellis enables a better understanding of the reception and survival of Greek historical writing.</P><P></P><I><P>Byzantine Readings of Ancient Historians</I> includes translations of texts written by Byzantines on specific ancient historians. Each translated text is accompanied by an introduction and notes t
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 Xenophon in Byzantium and the coded poem for Leon VI; 2 The Excerpta historica of Konstantinos VII Porphyrogennetos; 3 The scholia on the Zosimos manuscript; 4 Ioannes Tzetzes' verse scholia on Thucydides; 5 Scholia on Diodoros of Sicily by Niketas Choniates and others; 6 Theodoros Metochites and the Greek Historians; 7 Ioannes Kanaboutzes' Commentary on the Roman Antiquities of Dionysios of Halikarnassos; Bibliography; Index

<P></P><P>The survival of ancient Greek historiography is largely due to its preservation by Byzantine copyists and scholars. This process entailed selection, adaptation, and commentary, which shaped the corpus of Greek historiography in its transmission. By investigating those choices, Kaldellis enables a better understanding of the reception and survival of Greek historical writing.</P><P></P><I><P>Byzantine Readings of Ancient Historians</I> includes translations of texts written by Byzantines on specific ancient historians. Each translated text is accompanied by an introduction and notes t

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<p>Anthony Kaldellis is Professor of Classics at the Ohio State University. His areas of expertise include Byzantine studies and Greek historiography.</p>

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