The two-volume study Byzantine Poetry from Pisides to Geometres. Texts and Contexts, constitutes a survey of Byzantine poems written between ca. 600 and 1000, with particular emphasis on the historical contexts that generated these texts. It is a study of literary genres set against the background of historical developments that changed Byzantine culture fundamentally. In this first volume the author deals with contextual and textual problems of Byzantine poetry (chapters 1-3) and treats various kinds of the Byzantine epigram (chapters 4-9). The book concludes with 10 appendices that present the material evidence: manuscripts and verse inscriptions. \nThe book is of interest to historians, art historians and philologists; as all the texts are translated, it can also be read by scholars with little or no knowledge of Byzantine Greek.
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