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Author: Hannah Hunt

Biblical tradition, on a respect for God which may be described as fear, or awe. In Isaac’s inter- pretation of the human psyche, fear is closely linked to love of God. It is through an appropriate response to God’s love that humanity can seek to become incorporated into the life of Christ, and Isaac

In: Joy-bearing Grief

motivated by an ambition which was per- ilously close to vainglory and conceit. He then continues: But since this emperor Andronikos deemed it much more important to repair and brace up previously existing buildings, and to ward off with the appropriate assistance and zeal the perils which threatened as a

In: Byzantine Constantinople: Monuments, Topography and Everyday Life

of life, syuzhet is the narrative chronology of art, reversible, non-linear and teleologically or formally motivated, a device for complicating and thereby enhancing our perception of time and chronology in fiction. One of Shklovsky’s earliest discussions of these two notions appears in his Theory of

In: Reading Michael Psellos
Author: Hannah Hunt

‘tradition’ as irrelevant, the historical and political evidence is that a coherent and vibrant eastern Christian tradition shaped the thought and life of writers such as the four under scrutiny here. Sensitivity in eval- uating their motivations and awareness of their intended audience are essential. But

In: Joy-bearing Grief
Author: Gilles Grivaud

LITERATURE Gilles Grivaud In the history of cultural exchanges between East and West, the Latin East certainly did not play the role of mediator on a level compa- rable to that played by the Spain of the Reconquista. Nevertheless, its literary production and intellectual life show that Outremer

In: Cyprus
Author: Gilles Grivaud

LITERATURE Gilles Grivaud In the history of cultural exchanges between East and West, the Latin East certainly did not play the role of mediator on a level compa­ rable to that played by the Spain of the Reconquista. Nevertheless, its literary production and intellectual life show that Outremer

In: Cyprus
Author: Kenneth Parry

, (London 1978) pI. 8. 40 See the remarks of H.-G. Beck, Von der Fragwiirdigkeit der [leone, (Munich 1975) 25. 41 Kitzinger, 'Cult of Images,' 134ff. HI STORICAL INTRODUCTION 7 to expressing the spi ritual sta te of the person depicted , and th e bless- ings of living a virtuo us and prayerful life. We are

In: Depicting the Word

one another on occasion, and elements of Judas Thomas’s life and death mirror those of Jesus (Drijvers, 1992: 324–325). It may be noted that while the capacity for shape-shifting or transfiguration is often studied within early Christian literature as a property of Jesus (Cartlidge, 1986: 53

In: The Levant: Crossroads of Late Antiquity / Le Levant: Carrefour de l'Antiquité tardive

- aged me to translate and publish them. And that is exactly what I present in these pages, although I regret that it is in a memorial volume rather than a living Festschrift. Of the letters ofPsellos presented below, nine mention the monk Elias by name; the tenth portrays an unnamed friend who so

In: Byzantine Authors: Literary Activities and Preoccupations
Author: A. Ben-Tov

of a humanist branch of learning to a Lutheran worldview. Th e argument underlying this study is that signifi cant aspects of later humanist interest in antiquity, like so many facets of sixteenth century life, were distinctly confessional in character and motivation. The group of Lutheran

In: Lutheran Humanists and Greek Antiquity