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Gregory of Nazianzus: Autobiographical Poems

byOf Nazianzus Gregory of NazianzusEditorCarolinne White, Peter Dronke

Paperback | October 6, 2005

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The autobiographical poems of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth-century Father of the Greek Church, are remarkable not only for a highly individual picture of the Byzantine world but also for moments that are intimate, passionate and moving. This book contains Greek text and facing English translation of a selection from his one hundred or so surviving poems. Gregory is best known for the five orations he gave in Constantinople. Except for the poem "De Vita Sua," his work can only be read in a nineteenth-century edition and has never before been translated into English.
Title:Gregory of Nazianzus: Autobiographical PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:October 6, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521020913

ISBN - 13:9780521020916

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. To his own verses (II.1.39); 2. Concerning his own life (II.1.11); 3. Complaint concerning his own calamities (II.1.19); 4. On silence at the time of fasting (II.1.34); Epitaph and synopsis of his life (II.1.92).