Book Series Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca, vol. 100

Iohannes Geometres

Carmina iambica

Maria Tomadaki (ed)

  • Pages: approx. 150 p.
  • Size:155 x 245 mm
  • Language(s):Greek
  • Publication Year:2023


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The critical edition of 236 epigrams by John Geometres

BIO

Maria Tomadaki works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. She studied Greek philology at the University of Crete and in 2015 received her doctorate on the iambic poems of John Geometres from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. For several years she worked as scientific collaborator at the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams of Ghent University. Her main research interests are Byzantine poetry, textual criticism and Greek palaeography.

Summary

The book includes the critical edition of 236 iambic poems by John Geometres, one of the most creative and interesting Byzantine poets. The poems deal with a variety of subjects (e.g., Byzantine emperors, historical figures and events, saints, relics, iconographic types, theological and philosophical matters, ancient authors) and reflect the cultural and historical developments of tenth-century Byzantium.