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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...

Representing Celibate Marriages

Anne P. Alwis

Anne P. Alwis is Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK. Her research interests lie in hagiography, narrative and gender in late Antiquity and Byzantium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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

Anthony Kaldellis

Anthony Kaldellis (Professor and Chair of Classics at the Ohio State University) has published many books on various aspects of Byzantine history, culture, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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...

Benedict XII and the Crusades

Pope Benedict XII (1334–1342) : The Guardian of Orthodoxy

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...This chapter analyses the crusading policy of Benedict XII in regard to the Eastern Mediterranean, Iberia, and north-eastern Europe. It explores the implementation and withholding of papal crusading mechanisms by the pope –...

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...

Greek Stole (Epitrachelion) from the Perspective of Art History

Elena Papastavrou

Elena Papastavrou is Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Zakynthos, Ministry of Culture, Greece. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alice Isabella Sullivan

Alice Isabella Sullivan is Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...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

Warren T. Woodfin

Warren T. Woodfin is Kallinikeion Associate Professor of Byzantine Studies at Queens College, City University of New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alice Isabella Sullivan

Alice Isabella Sullivan is Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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...