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Christophori Mitylenaii Versuum Variorum Collectio Cryptensis

Marc De Groote (UGent)
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Christophoros Mitylenaios was born in Constantinople at the beginning op the 11th century, apparently to a rather influential and wealthy family that originally had its roots on Lesbos. Living in the Protasiou-quarter of the Holy City, he served as court official and exercised a number of honourable offices such as proconsul, protospatharios of the chrysotriklinos and judge of the velum. Christophoros is the author of four metrical calendars and of numerous poems. A collection of the latter, 145 in number and bearing the title Various verses, has been preserved in a heavily damaged 13th-century manuscript from the library of the Badia Greca in Grottaferrata (olim Cryptoferrata), and, albeit extremely partially, in 38 other codices. Set in chronological order, the poems treat a wide range of persons and subjects: emperors and imperial dignitaries, saints, Church fathers and patriarchs, family members and friends, edifices, icons, statues and other works of art, scenes taken from the day-to-day life in Constantinople as well as themes concerning nature. Among these one encounters panegyrics and elegies, riddles and satires. The present edition of this collection, based on all 39 manuscripts and a whole range of secondary literature that saw light since the previous edition by Eduard Kurtz in 1903, offers an introduction dealing with the author’s identity and works, the manuscript tradition and the metres in use, and concludes with a study on the correct spelling of enclitics. Following the text of the poems, the reader finds an Index locorum Sacrae Scripturae, an Index fontium et locorum conferendorum, a complete Index verborum, an Index nominum, and an Index initiorum.
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Christophorus Mitylenaius, Byzantine poetry

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De Groote, Marc. 2012. Christophori Mitylenaii Versuum Variorum Collectio Cryptensis. Corpus Christianorum : Series Graeca. Vol. 74. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers.
APA
De Groote, Marc. (2012). Christophori Mitylenaii Versuum Variorum Collectio Cryptensis. CORPUS CHRISTIANORUM : SERIES GRAECA (Vol. 74). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers.
Vancouver
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De Groote M. Christophori Mitylenaii Versuum Variorum Collectio Cryptensis. CORPUS CHRISTIANORUM : SERIES GRAECA. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers; 2012.
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De Groote, Marc. Christophori Mitylenaii Versuum Variorum Collectio Cryptensis. Vol. 74. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2012. Print.
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  abstract     = {Christophoros Mitylenaios was born in Constantinople at the beginning op the 11th century, apparently to a rather influential and wealthy family that originally had its roots on Lesbos. Living in the Protasiou-quarter of the Holy City, he served as court official and exercised a number of honourable offices such as proconsul, protospatharios of the chrysotriklinos and judge of the velum. Christophoros is the author of four metrical calendars and of numerous poems. A collection of the latter, 145 in number and bearing the title Various verses, has been preserved in a heavily damaged 13th-century manuscript from the library of the Badia Greca in Grottaferrata (olim Cryptoferrata), and, albeit extremely partially, in 38 other codices. Set in chronological order, the poems treat a wide range of persons and subjects: emperors and imperial dignitaries, saints, Church fathers and patriarchs, family members and friends, edifices, icons, statues and other works of art, scenes taken from the day-to-day life in Constantinople as well as themes concerning nature. Among these one encounters panegyrics and elegies, riddles and satires. The present edition of this collection, based on all 39 manuscripts and a whole range of secondary literature that saw light since the previous edition by Eduard Kurtz in 1903, offers an introduction dealing with the author{\textquoteright}s identity and works, the manuscript tradition and the metres in use, and concludes with a study on the correct spelling of enclitics.  Following the text of the poems, the reader finds an Index locorum Sacrae Scripturae, an Index fontium et locorum conferendorum, a complete Index verborum, an Index nominum, and an Index initiorum.},
  author       = {De Groote, Marc},
  isbn         = {9782503540924},
  issn         = {1781-5967},
  keyword      = {Christophorus Mitylenaius,Byzantine poetry},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {XCVI, 233},
  publisher    = {Brepols Publishers},
  series       = {CORPUS CHRISTIANORUM : SERIES GRAECA},
  title        = {Christophori Mitylenaii Versuum Variorum Collectio Cryptensis},
  volume       = {74},
  year         = {2012},
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