The Homilies of the Emperor Leo VI

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BRILL, 1997 - History - 308 pages
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This highly original study provides an extensive and careful analysis of the Homilies of the Byzantine emperor Leo VI (A.D. 886-912) in order to place them in their historical and cultural contexts. This neglected corpus of forty-two texts comprises both panegyrics on ecclesiastical feasts and discourses on special occasions. The first part deals with the Homilies in the framework of Leo VI's career by examining topics such as the circumstances of the delivery of the Homilies and their political significance. The second part places the Homilies within the Byzantine homiletic tradition of the fourth to tenth centuries. The book, the first monograph on this collection, establishes Leo VI as a prominent literary figure of his time, and sheds new light on both the emperor's fascinating personality and the development of Byzantine homiletics. It will be of great benefit to all those who are interested both in Byzantine literature and the Eastern Church.
  

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Contents

The Author and his Work
3
The Homilies of Leo VI A Presentation
24
The Emperor and His Homilies
35
The Chronology of the Homilies
52
Political Ideology in the Homilies
72
The Style of the Homilies
81
PART
91
The Homilies of Leo VI The Homilies
116
The Marian Homilies
162
The Dominical Homilies
173
The Homilies on Special Occasions
234
Conclusions of Part Two
251
The Authenticity of Homily 42
263
Leo VI and Photios the Testimony of
272
Index
301
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Page 277 - The Morning Hymns of the Emperor Leo', Annual of the British School at Athens, part I, xxx (London, 1928-30), 86-108; part II, xxxi (1930-31), 1 15-47'Early Byzantine Neumes', Laudate, viii (London, 1930), 204-16. 'Byzantine Music at the End of the Middle Ages', ibid., xi (1933), 141-51.
Page 279 - The Monastic Discourses. A critical edition, translation and study [Studies and Texts 111] (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1992), 2-5.

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About the author (1997)

Theodora Antonopoulou, D.Phil. (1995), University of Oxford, is Lecturer in Byzantine Literature at the University of Cyprus. She has held Research Fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks and Linacre College, Oxford, and has published various articles on Byzantine Literature.