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Bust of Polyphemus

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This sculpted head of the giant Cyclops Polyphemus came from a larger sculptural group depicting a scene from The Odyssey. We cannot tell if it is a Greek or Roman work, since Roman artists often very closely copied Greek models...

Hesiod, Theogony

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Most likely writing sometime in the late eighth or early seventh century BCE, the Greek poet Hesiod is known not so much for elegant poetry but for the earliest extant version of the Greek creation myth. Drawing on Near Eastern creation...

From a Buried Fragment to the Virtual Artefact: A Case Study of Greek Pottery

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The fragmentary condition of objects is often an issue in the study of material cultural heritage. In archaeology, and in pottery studies in particular, the fragmentary condition of excavated objects impacts on research into their history...

Homer, the Odyssey, Odysseus and his Men Encounter the Cyclops

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Written sometime in the eighth century BCE, The Odyssey, along with The Iliad, was first passed down orally from generation to generation for hundreds of years, resulting in formulaic elements such as consistent epithets (e.g...

Representing Celibate Marriages

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography : The Lives of Saints Julian and Basilissa, Andronikos and Athanasia, and Galaktion and Episteme

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Despite their unifying theme and their determination to explore the boundaries of celibate marriage, the vitae are far from homogenous in their renderings. The characters in the VJB represent a range of affirmative and negative perspectives...

Byzantium Was Not Medieval

Byzantium Unbound : Modernity, Imperial Bureaucracy and Islam

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Georgios Akropolites, Against the Latins 2.27 in Georgii Acropolitae opera, ed. A. Heisenberg, rev. P. Wirth, 2 vols. (Stuttgart: Teubner, 1978), 2:64, my translation.It seems, O Italians, that you no longer remember our ancient harmony...

The Land of the Greeks

Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

Book chapter

...One of the early Islamic scientists, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, writes of going off to bilad-al-Rum, ‘the land of the Greeks’‘the land of the Greeks’, Anawati, DSB, vol. 15, p. 230, where he improved his Greek in order to read scientific manuscripts...

Greek Stole (Epitrachelion) from the Perspective of Art History

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Object Description The object is an epitrachelion (stole worn by priests of the Greek/Byzantine rite), embroidered with silk and metal threads, and decorated with the “Great Deesis”, an anagogical symbol of the presence of Christ...

Greek Stole (Epitrachelion) from the Perspective of Iconography

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Object Description This is an epitrachlion, the stole worn around the neck by priests and higher clergy of the Byzantine rite, including the four holy bishops depicted (fig.1). In the third and fourth rows of embroidered figures...

Byzantium for Classicists

Byzantium Unbound : Modernity, Imperial Bureaucracy and Islam

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...When the library of University College London was thinking of cancelling its subscription to Byzantinische Zeitschrift on the grounds that it would not be frequently consulted, Arnaldo Momigliano replied that “the problem would not be what...