6 edition of Digenis Akritis found in the catalog.
May 28, 1998
by Cambridge University Press
Written in English
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Digenes Akrites (Greek: Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτης, pronounced [ðiʝeˈnis aˈkritis]), known in folksongs as Digenes Akritas (Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτας, [aˈkritas]), is the most famous of the Acritic epic details the life of its eponymous hero, Basil, a man, as the epithet ("Two Blood Border Lord" or "Twain-born Borderer") signifies, of mixed Greek and Syrian blood. Princeton University Library One Washington Road Princeton, NJ USA ()
The Digenis Akritis has been called Byzantium’s only epic poem and exists in six surviving manuscripts dating from the 10th C. A.D. (Jeffreys xii-xv). No single author—and certainly no particular year of composition—may be assigned to the Digenis Akiritis. Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Digenes Akrites study guide and get instant access to the following. Critical Essays; You'll also get access to more than.
The Grottaferrata version of the medieval Greek epic Digenis Akritis encompasses subtle self-consciousness of men’s position under gynocentrism. Romanos the Melodist’s sixth-century kontakia on Mary at the foot of the cross reflects gynocentrism, but kontakia’s representation of gynocentrism seems to result mainly from particular circumstances of symbolic . Epic of Digenis Akritas, manuscript in the National Library of Greece. Yet, it would be misleading to assume that the whole romance is devoid of Christianity and the will of God, since this forms the backdrop of the socio-religious ideology of the borders between the .
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Basil Digenis Akritas (Basil the Half-Blood Border Guard) is the main character in Byzantium's greatest epic. Basil is an Akritai (border guard) on the frontiers of Cappadocia during the Arab-Byzantine Wars. His noble birth by the daughter of a Strategos (Byzantine General) and an Arab Emir can only rivaled by his ridiculous exploits.5/5(2).
Book Description Digenis Akritis is Byzantium's only epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of 'double descent' on the frontiers between Byzantine 5/5(2). Among the epic romances of post–Barbarian Europe, such as Roland and El Cid, Digenis Akritas has been the least known in the West—outside Greece.
It is the story of a half–breed prince who guarded the eastern border of the Roman Empire of Byzantium on the Euphrates in the tenth century/5. Cambridge University Press, May 7, - Literary Criticism - pages Digenis Akritis book Review Digenis Akritis is Byzantium's only epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of 'double descent' on 5/5(1).
The Digenes Akrites is an extensive narrative text, although it is not in a pure epic-heroic style. No fewer than six manuscripts have been found dedicated to stories about him.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Digenis Akritas (Byzantine poem). Digenes Akrites. Oxford, Clarendon Press  (OCoLC) Document Type. Digenes Akrites (Oxford, ; repr. of edition), John Mavrogordato, editor. Greek text, English translation, and extensive introductory study of a fascinating 10th-century Byzantine epic, in searchable pdf pages.
Scanned and uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian. Digenis Akritas, the ideal medieval Greek hero, is a bold warrior of the Euphrates frontier, the son of a Saracen emir converted to Christianity by the daughter of a Byzantine general; he was a proficient warrior by the age of three and spent the rest of his life defending the Byzantine Empire from frontier invaders.
Buy Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions (Cambridge Medieval Classics) by Edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys, Elizabeth Jeffreys (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Byzantium's sole surviving epic poem, Digenes Akrites recounts the adventures of a half-Arabic, half-Roman warrior in the Byzantine frontier near the Euphrates during the ninth and tenth centuries.
Description 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 /5(18). Digenis Akritis by Professor Elizabeth Jeffreys,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(77).
Das mittelgriechische heldenlied von Basileios Digenis Akritis. Von dr. Georg Wartenburg () (Reprint) by Wartenberg, Georg. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Digenis Akritis - AbeBooks Passion for books. 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 in six versions, of which the two oldest, dating from the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, are presented here in an.
Book Description Digenis Akritis is Byzantium's only epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of 'double descent' on the frontiers between Byzantine 5/5(1). Akrita alcuni allora amore anima apelati Arabi Basilio bella bellezza Bizantini canti casa cavallo certo colpa compagni compare cuore d'oro davvero dice Digenis donna eigtò erano eroe fare fece figlio figura Filopappo forza fratelli gioia giorno giovane grande greco infatti Koì Kópm Kópmv Koſì Koſì tò Kotò l'emiro l'eroe lancia lascia 5/5(1).
Excerpt Basil the Two-Blood Border Lord, better known by his Greek name, Basileios Digenis Akritas, was a legendary hero of the Byzantine Empire, a gigantic figure clad in Christian orthodoxy, who has become the symbol of the eternal spirit of Hellas to the modern Greeks.
She has published widely on many aspects of Byzantine literature; her books include editions of the epic Digenis Akritis, the romance The War of Troy, and the letters of the monk Iakovos. Your can find more information about the Classical Association of Scotland (Edinburgh and South-East Centre) and other upcoming events here.
Digenis Akritis tells the story of Basil Digenis Akritis. He’s a strong, independent man of action who realistically lives out his love for women in challenging, culturally diverse circumstances of gynocentrism.
This epic is set on frontiers between the Byzantine and Islamic empires about the tenth century GC. The aim of the project is to provide detailed narratological commentary on the Byzantine epic poem Digenis Akritis (12th cent.).
The commentary will be lemmatic, analysing the poem in a linear fashion and focusing both on basic narratological categories and phenomena and on more specific themes (e.g.
aptronyms, the role of formulae, the use of ekphrasis and catalogues). Digenis Akritis, a twelfth-century Byzantine poem, recounts the life of Basil, a fictional hero of mixed descent (Byzantine and Arab), on the eastern frontier of the Byzantine empire in the ninth or tenth century.
Since the poem’s rediscovery in the late nineteenth century, virtually all scholars have regarded Basil’s heroic nature as a given, and his transgressions (mostly sexual) as no Author: James Trilling.He is preparing a critical edition of the Byzantine romantic epic Digenis Akritis in its Old Slavonic translation, “The Deeds of the Brave Men of Old.” The workshop, a collaborative undertaking of Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and Byzantine Worlds Seminar, will be led in English; all interested postgraduate students and scholars of medieval.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.