CLA 517 / MED 517 / HLS 517

Problems in Post-Classical and Byzantine Literature: Beyond Transmission: Medieval Reception of Ancient Greek LiteratureCourse Cancelled

Emmanuel C. Bourbouhakis

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The history of ancient Greek literature in the middle ages has long been reduced to “transmission”, relegating the period to curator instead of co-creator of the classical canon. We study the medieval reception of antiquity’s literary legacy in institutional and intellectual practices which underwrote the copying, reading, and commenting of classical Greek texts, including the manuscript traditions of Homeric epic, the Pindaric odes, Greek historiography, and the works of Plato, among others. Palaeography and codicology are paired with medieval and Byzantine studies more generally in a bid to rewrite this chapter of classicism.

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