Book Series Studies in Byzantine Epigraphy, vol. 1

Studies in Byzantine Epigraphy

Volume 1

Andreas Rhoby, Ida Toth (eds)

  • Pages: 267 p.
  • Size:178 x 254 mm
  • Illustrations:64 b/w, 47 col.
  • Language(s):English, German, Italian
  • Publication Year:2023

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-59022-6
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The Studies in Byzantine Epigraphy series testifies to an ever-greater focus on inscriptions within Byzantine studies


Andreas Rhoby works at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Medieval Research. He is head of the Department of Byzantine Research. In addition, he is Privatdozent at the University of Vienna.

Ida Toth works at Oxford University, where she convenes graduate courses in Medieval Latin, Byzantine Greek, and Byzantine Epigraphy. She is also a supernumerary fellow of Wolfson College (Oxford).


The present, inaugural volume includes selected papers from the two panels dedicated to Byzantine Epigraphy held at the XXIII International Congress of Byzantine Studies in Belgrade, August 2016, and the XV International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy in Vienna, August/September 2017. The papers, as indeed the events for which they were initially produced, celebrate both the progress and the promise of epigraphic research within medieval and early modern scholarship as a whole.


Andreas Rhoby – Ida Toth, Byzantine Epigraphy: Whence and Whither?

Arkadiy Avdokhin, Space Oddity? A Praepositus Inscribing Power and Appropriating Cityscapes in Theodosian Constantinople

Christoph Begass, Der Kaiser als Schutzwall. Epigraphische und topographische Untersuchungen zum Basileios-Epigramm aus Thessaloniki (AP IX 686) und zum spätantiken Kaiserbildnis

Salvatore Cosentino, Epigrafia e società nella Sardegna bizantina (VII-XI secolo). Alcune osservazioni

Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Incorporating a Name in an Image and an Image in a Name. Comparison between Byzantine and Latin Traditions

Sophia Kalopissi-Verti, Language, Identity, and Otherness in Medieval Greece: The Epigraphic Evidence

Denis Kashtanov – Maksim Korobov – Vadim Ponaryadov – Andrey Vinogradov, Greek Letters as scriptura franca: Writing in Local Languages on the Northern Periphery of the Byzantine World

Emmanuel Moutafov, Word and Image in the Church of the Ascension in Nessebăr. The Role of Inscriptions for the Reconstruction of the Iconographic Programme of 1609

Giorgos Pallis, Texts and Their Audiences: some Thoughts on the addressees of Inscriptions in Middle Byzantine Churches in Greece

Mustafa H. Sayar (unter Mitarbeit von Andreas Rhoby), Die Mosaikinschrift in Dara/Anastasiupolis aus dem Jahr 514 n. Chr.

Anna M. Sitz, An Epigram for the Everyman? Strategies of Commemoration at a Cappadocian Tomb

Christos Stavrakos – Dimitrios Liakos, Post-Byzantine Inscriptions, Traditions and Legends: Authentic or Fabricated?