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Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions (Elizabeth Jeffreys (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 9780521394727
Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions (Elizabeth Jeffreys (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 9780521394727
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Title: Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions

Author: Jeffreys, Elizabeth (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521394727

Volumes: 1; Pages: 460

List Price in Cloth: $130.00 Our price: $130.00

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"Digenis Akritis" is Byzantium's only epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of "double descent" on the frontiers between Byzantine and Arab territory in Asia Minor in the ninth and tenth centuries. It survives partially in six versions, of which the two oldest are edited here. This edition and translation aims to highlight the nature of the lost poem, and to provide a guide through the maze of recent discussions about the epic and its background.Reviews"This edition for the first time makes this challenging medieval text fully accessible to medievalists beyond te specialisms of Byzantine or modern Greek studies and will surely remain standard for many years to come."--SpeculumContentsIntroductionSiglaGrottaferrata: text and translationEscorial: text and translationBibliography
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