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Corpus Christianorum
Theodoros Prodromos
Epistulae et orationes

M. Op de Coul (ed.)
approx. 300 p., 155 x 245 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-54413-7
Languages: Greek, French
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The present work collects all of the historical-biographical prose of the important twelfth century poet and polygraph Theodore Prodromus, active as a teacher and a lettré during the reign of the Comnene emperors John II and Manuel I. This critical edition of the collected letters – the first of its kind – appears together with ten elaborate speeches (four of these are monodies or funerary speeches), originating in the same learned milieu and stylistically close to the letters. Both sections of this volume display the refinements of twelfth century Byzantine literary art and rhetoric, revealing at the same time the originality of a highly self-conscious writer who, if deliberately indebted to a great Hellenic past, succeeds in preserving his own colourful self by his eloquence, his eccentric wit and the sheer pleasure he finds in literature and language, in reading and writing.

Michiel Op de Coul is lecturer in Classics at the Faculty of Catholic Theology, Tilburg University (The Netherlands). In 2007 he received his PhD at the Université Paris IV- Sorbonne.

Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum Patristic Greek Series
Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Theology & Theologians
Eastern Fathers
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Greek literature
Byzantine Greek literature

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