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  • Print publication year: 2018
  • Online publication date: September 2018

Introduction II - Modern Encounters with Byzantine Texts and their Reading Publics

from Introduction to Books, Readers and Reading

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An important source on the Byzantines’ theory of reading is Uhlig, G., ed., Dionysios Thrax, Ars grammatica, in Uhlig, G. and Hilgard, A., eds., Grammatici Graeci (Leipzig 1883), vol. i.1, 5100. For key studies of reading practices, see P. A. Agapitos, ‘Writing, Reading and Reciting (in) Byzantine Erotic Fiction’ in B. Mondrain, ed., Lire et écrire à Byzance (Paris, 2006), 125–76; K. Bentein and K. Demoen, ‘The Reader in Eleventh-century Epigrams’ in F. Bernard and K. Demoen, eds., Poetry and Its Contexts in Eleventh-century Byzantium (Farnham, 2012), 69–88; D. R. Reinsch, ‘Der Autor ist tot – es lebe der Leser; Zur Neubewertung der imitatio in der byzantinischen Geschichtsschreibung’ in A. Rhoby and E. Schiffer, eds., Imitatio – Aemulatio – Variatio (Vienna, 2010), 23–32; and V. Valiavitcharska, Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium (Cambridge, 2013).