Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions by Elizabeth JeffreysDigenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions by Elizabeth Jeffreys

Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions

EditorElizabeth Jeffreys, Peter Dronke

Paperback | July 8, 2004

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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.
Title:Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial VersionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.02 inPublished:July 8, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521397766

ISBN - 13:9780521397766

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Sigla; Grottaferrata text and translation; Books 1-8; Escorial text and translation; Bibliography; Name index.

Editorial 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." Speculum