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"Digenis Akritis" is Byzantium's in basic terms epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of "double descent" at the frontiers among Byzantine and Arab territory in Asia Minor within the 9th and 10th centuries. It survives partly in six models, of which the 2 oldest are edited the following. This version and translation goals to spotlight the character of the misplaced poem, and to supply a consultant throughout the maze of contemporary discussions in regards to the epic and its historical past.

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Medieval politics, society, humour, and faith are all represented within the diversity of variations produced right here. scholars and students of the literature, suggestion, and background of the center a long time, in addition to extra common readers (including people with no wisdom of Latin or Greek), could be attracted by means of this detailed chance to learn bright texts of extensive curiosity from the years among the decline of the Roman empire and the increase of vernacular writing. 9 Medieval Latin performs, translated and edited through P e t e r D r o n okay e Hugh Primas and the Archpoet, translated and edited through F l e u r A d c o c ok Johannes de HauviUa. Architreniiis, translated and edited by way of Wi n t h r o p We t he r b e e uucaoy GrTpoiv f M by means of P r u e S h a w E/ogueiitia. translated and edited by means of S t e v e n B o t t e r i l l DtSentsAkritis. translated and edited b y E L . z a B B T H J b p b r e v s Digenis Akritis The Grottaferrata and Escorial models E D I T E D A N D T R A N S L A T E D by means of ELIZABETH JE F FR EY S H C a m b r identity g e U N IV ERSIT Y P R E SS JUL three 0,1998 P U B L I S H E D via T H E P R E S S S Y N D I C A T E OF T H E U N I V E R S I T Y OF C A M B R I D G E The Pitt development, Trumpington highway, Cambridge CB2 IR P CAMBRIDGE U NIV ER SITY PRESS The Edinburgh development, Cambridge CB2 2RU, uk forty West twentieth road, ny, long island 1 zero zero 1 1 -4 2 1 1 , united states 10 Stamford highway, Oakleigh, Melbourne three 1 6 6 , Australia © Cambridge collage Press This booklet is in copyright. topic to statutory exception and to the provisions of correct collective licensing agreements, no replica of any half m ay happen with out the written permission of Cambridge college Press. First released 1998 revealed within the uk on the collage Press, Cambridge IVpeset in Photina 10/12pt [ c e ] a listing checklist fo r this publication is obtainable from the British Library Library o f Congress cataloguing in booklet info Digenls Akritis (Byzantine poem). English. Digenis Akritis: the Grottaferrata and Escorial models / edited and translated via Elizabeth Jeffreys. p. cm. - (Cambridge medieval classics: 7) contains bibliographical references and index. ISBN zero 521 39472 four (hardback) 1. Digenis Akritis (Legendary personality) - Poetiy. 2. Byzantine literature - feedback, Textual. three. Epic poetry, Byzantine - feedback, Textual. I. Jeflreys, Elizabeth. II. identify. III. sequence. PA5310. D5E5 1998 88 three ’. 02-dc21 nine 7 -1 1 three zero 6 CIP ISBN zero 521 39472 four hardback pa ^ -3 ) d ^ Contents Acknowledgements creation Sigla web page ix xiii Ixi Grottaferrata textual content and translation ebook 1 booklet 2 booklet three e-book four publication five e-book 6 ebook 7 booklet eight Escorial textual content and translation 1 2 24 forty four sixty six 134 152 202 216 2 37 Bibliography identify index 376 387 vU Acknowledgements guidance of this variation has been a problem which i wouldn't have undertaken yet for Peter Dronke’s invitation to give a contribution to the sequence within which it sounds as if: I thank him warmly for his initiative and his persistence. i've got necessarily incurred many accounts while getting ready the booklet.

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