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  1. Franz Dölger and the Hieratic Model of Byzantine Literature.Panagiotis A. Agapitos - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):707-780.
    The paper examines more broadly the intellectual formation, early carreer and research activity of Franz Dölger with the aim to elucidate, on the one hand, the shift that took place in Byzantine Studies in Munich during the Thirties of the previous century from a philological to a historical direction. On the other hand, the paper offers a detailed analysis of Dölger’s concept of Byzantine literature and its history, the development of this concept and its immediate impact on Byzantine Philology as (...)
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  2. The Ghost of Maurice at the Court of Heraclius.Phil Booth - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):781-826.
    This paper explores the complex reception of the reign of Maurice at the court of Heraclius. It explores how the reign of Maurice established two important precedents for Heraclius as he emerged from the Last Great War: first, the re-establishment, after a long hiatus, of the principle of filial succession; and second, the realisation of a profound, co-operative peace with the Persians. It then argues, however, that Heraclian authors - in particular Theophylact Simocatta - resisted the sanctification of the murdered (...)
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  3. Der Felsen des Unheils. Die Eroberung Antiochias durch die Perser im Jahre 540.Gunnar Brands - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):827-842.
    The Persian sack of Antioch on the Orontes in 540 was a severe blow to the military prestige of the Roman Empire. While the dramatic circumstances of the city’s capture are fully depicted by Procopius, the exact location of the fatal Persian attack remains controversial. The paper traces Procopius’ highly debated account of the city’s conquest in the light of recent topographical and archaeological fieldwork.
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  4. Ii. abteilung.John Burke, Ivan Drpić, Chryssa Ranoutsaki, Rudolf Stefec, Giulia Grassi & Antonia Kiousopoulou - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):991-1018.
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  5. Οἱ Ἰατροὶ Λέγουσι … – Erläuterungen Zur Anatomischen Terminologie in Περὶ Τῆς Τοῦ Ἀνθρώπου Κατασκευῆς.Isabel Grimm-Stadelmann - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):843-860.
    The anatomical and physiological treatise Περὶ τῆς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἀνθρώπου κατασκευῆς is characterized by a peculiarity of medical terminology which is largely unknown from comparable texts: on the one hand, anatomical terms are put into relation with corresponding terms from poetic language, on the other hand they are precisely defined by descriptions of objects of everyday use. The considerable discrepancy between the Greek original and its Latin translation is of particular interest against the background of the renaissance of Περὶ τῆς (...)
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  6. ‘The Planks of the Ark’: Isho‘Dad of Merv, John Malalas and the Syriac Chronicle Tradition.Andy Hilkens - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):861-876.
    In the middle of the ninth century, Isho‘dad of Merv, the East Syrian bishop of Haditha wrote extensive commentaries on all of the books of the Old and the New Testament, using a variety of sources, not only exegetical ones. This article offers the first reconstruction of Isho‘dad’s Syriac chronographic source, on the basis of a comparison of material in his commentaries on the Old Testament with two Syrian Orthodox chronicles and one Arabic Melkite chronicle. It will be argued that (...)
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  7. Die Entstehungszeit des Calvitii encomium von Synesios.Filip Horáček - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):877-898.
    If we take into account all chronologically relevant data, the book must have been written in 404, perhaps in 403 or in the winter of 405. A passage of Calv. enc. implies that Synesius was married when composing the essay as, in fact, he had been since 402 or 403. This terminus post quem is corroborated by the identification of Synesius’ Epistle 74 as accompanying letter for the Praise of Baldness which was sent after the author’s return to Cyrene in (...)
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  8. Michael Panaretos in Context. A Historiographical Study of the Chronicle On the Emperors of Trebizond.Scott Kennedy - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):899-934.
    It has often been said it would be impossible to write the history of the empire of Trebizond without the terse and often frustratingly laconic chronicle of the Grand Komnenoi by the protonotarios of Alexios III, Michael Panaretos. While recent scholarship has infinitely enhanced our knowledge of the world in which Panaretos lived, it has been approximately seventy years since a scholar dedicated a historiographical study to the text. This study examines the world that Panaretos wanted posterity to see, examining (...)
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  9. Between Conservation and Restoration: The Wall Paintings in the Church of the Crusaders in Abu Gosh and the Authentication of the Site as Emmaus.Rachel Ouizemann - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):935-958.
    The wall paintings in the Crusader church in Abu Gosh were conserved and restored in two different operations in the last thirty years. While the conservation revealed new iconographies of the original wall paintings, the restoration added and changed details. The discernment between the two allows us once again to discuss the meaning of the original Crusader decoration program as a whole. This article argues that the frescoes decorating the church reference a set of prominent sacred places in the Holy (...)
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  10. Tafelanhang.Rachel Ouizemann, Gunnar Brands & Panagiotis A. Agapitos - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):1025-1044.
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  11. Father and Son Like Eagle and Eaglet – Concepts of Animal Species and Human Families in Byzantine Court Oration.Tristan Schmidt - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):959-990.
    The idea that physical features and character traits are inherited from ancestors is central to the self-identification and representation of pre-modern elites. For the 12th-century Byzantine aristocracy, the idea of family and ancestry was of major importance. Members of the military elite frequently had themselves depicted as the latest scions of a lineage of brave warriors. The ruling Komnenoi and Angeloi tried to establish dynastic claims to the throne by presenting their families as being more fit to rule than any (...)
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  12. Nachruf. David Jacoby.Peter Schreiner - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (3):1019-1024.
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    A Question of Audience: Laonikos Chalkokondyles’ Hellenism.Aslıhan Akışık-Karakullukçu - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):1-30.
    By focusing on the known details of Laonikos Chalkokondyles’ biography, on his relation to Byzantine historiographical tradition, by comparing his historical work to that of contemporary intellectuals living under the Ottomans as well as those in the west, examining his portrayal of Mehmed II, his adoption of a Herodotean model, the revival of Herodotus in the Renaissance more generally, and the reception of the ᾿Aπόδειξις in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, I argue that Laonikos was writing for an elite circle (...)
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    Die Senatsaristokratie des oströmischen Reiches, besprochen von Beat Näf.Christoph Begass - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):233-238.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 233-238.
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    Visionserwartung. Visualisierung und Präsenzerfahrung des Göttlichen in der Spätantike, besprochen von Jean-Michel Spieser.Armin E. Bergmeier - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):238-243.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 238-243.
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    The Byzantine Antiquarian: A Case Study of a Compiled Colophon.Julie Boeten & Sien De Groot - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):31-46.
    In this article, we present a colophon epigram found in the manuscript Napoli, Biblioteca Nazionale, gr. II C 33. We edit the text, provide a translation and commentary and supply it with a thorough metrical analysis. Throughout the article, we investigate whether the scribe meant this colophon to be one text or three separate texts. By doing so, we will touch upon broader issues, such as Byzantine metrics in general and the Byzantine habit of compiling texts from an antiquarian perspective.
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    An Early Byzantine Pseudepigraphon: The Apocryphal Acta Barnabae.Francis Cairns - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):47-66.
    This paper treats the fifth-century AD apocryphal Acta Barnabae. § I sets out briefly the consensus view of ABarn’s main aim - to establish the autocephaly of the Cypriot Church by endowing it with an apostolic founder, Barnabas, in a text modelled on Acts which affects to be contemporary with Acts and to be the work of John Mark. § II examines ABarn’s detailed interactions with Acts, its foregrounding of Barnabas over Paul, and its centralising of Cyprus in early Christianity; (...)
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    Graecia Est Professa Discordiam. Teoderico, Anastasio E la Battaglia di Horreum Margi.Marco Cristini - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):67-84.
    Cassiodorus, Jordanes, Ennodius and Marcellinus Comes offer quite different accounts of the battle between Ostrogoths and imperial troops which took place at Horreum Margi in 505. A careful study of these sources indicates that Theoderic and Anastasius were uneasy when mentioning the respective allies and that they both tried to hide the other’s involvement in the conflict. Ennodius’ mention of discordia is very important to understand both the causes and the consequences of Horreum Margi. In fact, Anastasius attacked an ally (...)
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    Urs Peschlow.Martin Dennert - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):266-272.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 266-272.
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    Das Christusbild. Zu Herkunft und Entwicklung in Ost und West, besprochen von Michael Altripp.Karlheinz Dietz - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):243-246.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 243-246.
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    Das byzantinische Priene. Stadt und Umland, besprochen von Martin Dennert.Jesko Fildhuth - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):246-250.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 246-250.
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    Nicephori Blemmydae De virtute et ascesi, Iosephi Racendytae De virtute, besprochen von Sofia Kotzabassi.Erika Gielen - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):250-252.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 250-252.
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    The Letters of Theodoros Hyrtakenos, Besprochen von Marina Loukaki.Apostolos Karpozilos & Georgios Fatouros - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):252-256.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 252-256.
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    How Widespread Was the Belief in Demonic Tollgates in Sixth- to Ninth-Century Byzantium?Dirk Krausmüller - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):85-104.
    While narratives about the ascent of the souls through the air and their examination at toll-gates were very popular in Byzantium, it would be wrong to believe that they were universally accepted. Andrew of Crete conceptualised the afterlife in such a way that no room was left for dramatic encounters with demons. Theodore of Stoudios accepted that the souls of the deceased were judged but never spoke of bands of evil spirits, which represented different kinds of vices. It seems that (...)
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    Asinine Tales East and West: The Ass’s Confession and the Mule’s Hoof.Marc Lauxtermann & Marjolijne C. Janssen - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):105-122.
    This paper examines the two main motifs in the Συναξάριον τοῦ τιμη- μένου γαδάρου and the Γαδάρου, λύκου κι ἀλουποῦς διήγησις ὡραία: the Ass’s Confession and the Mule’s Hoof, tracing them back to Medieval western rather than Ancient Aesopic sources. The Appendix deals with the dating and geographical provenance of the common ancestor of these two texts.
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    Vasilka Tǎpkova-Zaimova.Georgi N. Nikolov - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):272-274.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 272-274.
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    Orthodox Magic in Trebizond and Beyond, Besprochen von Rudolf Stefec.Glenn Peers - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):256-260.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 256-260.
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    Paul Canart.Peter Schreiner - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):261-266.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Byzantinische Zeitschrift Jahrgang: 112 Heft: 1 Seiten: 261-266.
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    Leontios Eustratios e un capitolo della tradizione manoscritta di Niceforo patriarca.Nina Sietis - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):123-170.
    Leontios Eustratios, called Philoponos, was a prolific scribe and tireless traveler, though neglected by modern research. The first part of this article is devoted to the reconstruction of Leontios’ life and activity, while the second describes a new witness of the theological works by the patriarch Nicephorus and offers new data for research on philology and textual transmission.
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    À la recherche de l’auteur de sept lettres inconnues: la collection épistolographique du codex Vat. gr. 1020.Ilias Taxidis - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):171-192.
    F. 1v-9v of the codex Vat. gr. 1020, which is dated to the first half of the 14th century, contains seven unknown and anonymous letters, the last one mutilated. In this study, at first, the ascription of the letters to Maximus Neamonites as proposed by the database of the PINAKES is rejected, and a number of assumptions are made concerning the name of their writer in the light of the little prosopographical information offered. The content is studied, as well as (...)
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    One Erroneous Attribution of Defence of Eunuchs.Darko Todorović - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):193-220.
    The paper traces a three-century-long tradition of a mistaken attribution of the Defence of Eunuchs by Theophylact of Ohrid. Since Peter Lambeck, chief librarian of the Hofbibliothek in Vienna, identified in 1671 the author of the treatise as Theodore Pedagogue, a poorly known tutor to the emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, the incorrect attribution was readily adopted and further disseminated by a series of scholars of the next generations. Although the issue of the authorship was successfully resolved as early as 1768 (...)
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    A Note Reconsidering the Message of Heraclius’ Silver Hexagram, Circa AD 615.Douglas C. Whalin - 2019 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (1):221-232.
    The hexagram was first minted during the darkest days of the final Roman-Persian War when Roman fortunes were at their lowest. As a result, commentators have read the coin’s novel inscription, Deus Adiuta Romanis as evidence for the ’stressful and desperate’ state of the empire. This paper presents the case that reading the coin alongside evidence for popular military practices instead paints a picture of the Roman state apparatus deftly manipulating mass propaganda. For the Romans in the 610s, these new (...)
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