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Part II - Contact with a Living Culture

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 September 2018

Teresa Shawcross
Princeton University, New Jersey
Ida Toth
University of Oxford
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The key source is: Walz, C., ed., ‘Ἐξήγησις εἰς τὰς Ἰδέας τοῦ Ἑρμογένους ἀπὸ φωνῆς Ἰωάννου φιλοσόφου τοῦ Σικελιώτου’ in Rhetores graeci ex codicibus Florentinis, Mediolanensibus, Monacensibus, Neapolitanis, Parisiensibus, Romanis, Venetis, Taurinensibus et Vindobonensibus (Stuttgart, 1834), vol. vi, 56504. Relevant studies include: T. M. Conley, ‘Demosthenes Dethroned: Gregory Nazianzus in Sikeliotes’ Scholia on Hermogenes’ Περὶ Ἰδεῶν’, ICS, 27/28 (2002–3), 145–52; G. Kustas, Studies in Byzantine Rhetoric (Thessalonike, 1973); P. Roilos, Amphoteroglossia: A Poetics of the Twelfth-century Medieval Greek Novel (Cambridge, MA, 2005) and ‘Phantasia and the Ethics of Fictionality in Byzantium: A Cognitive Anthropological Perspective’ in P. Roilos, ed., Medieval Greek Storytelling: Fictionality and Narrative in Byzantium (Wiesbaden, 2014), 9–30.Google Scholar
The key primary source is: Flusin, B. and Cheynet, J.-C., trans., Jean Skylitzès. Empereurs de Constantinople (Paris, 2003). Relevant studies include: C. Roueché, ‘The Rhetoric of Kekaumenos’ in E. M. Jeffreys, ed., Rhetoric in Byzantium (Aldershot, 2003), 23–37; E. M. Jeffreys, ‘Rhetoric in Byzantium’ in I. Worthington, ed., A Companion to Greek Rhetoric (Oxford, 2007), 166–84; M. J. Jeffreys, ‘Psellos and “His Emperors”: Fact, Fiction and Genre’ in R. Macrides, ed., History as Literature in Byzantium (Farnham, 2010), 73–91; J. Shepard, ‘A Suspected Source of Scylitzes’ Synopsis Historion: the Great Catacalon Cecaumenus’, BMGS, 16 (1992), 171–81.Google Scholar
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