Christian Novels from the Menologion of Symeon Metaphrastes (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780674975064: Christian Novels from the Menologion of Symeon Metaphrastes (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

Created in the tenth century, most likely as an imperial commission, the Menologion is a collection of rewritings of saints’ lives originally intended to be read at services for Christian feast days. Yet Symeon Metaphrastes’s stories also abound in transgression and violence, punishment and redemption, love and miracles. They resemble Greek novels of the first centuries of the Common Era, highlighting intense emotions and focusing on desire, both sacred and profane.

Symeon Metaphrastes was celebrated for rescuing martyrdom accounts and saints’ biographies that otherwise may have been lost. His Menologion, among the most important Byzantine works, represents the culmination of a well-established tradition of Greek Christian storytelling. A landmark of Byzantine religious and literary culture, the Menologion was revered for centuries―copied in hundreds of manuscripts, recited publicly, and adapted into other medieval languages. This edition presents the first English translation of six Christian novels excerpted from Symeon’s text, all of them featuring women who defy social expectations.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Stratis Papaioannou is Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Symeon Metaphrastes
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 28064283-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Symeon Metaphrastes
Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2017. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Created in the tenth century, most likely as an imperial commission, the Menologion is a collection of rewritings of saints lives originally intended to be read at services for Christian feast days. Yet Symeon Metaphrastes s stories also abound in transgression and violence, punishment and redemption, love and miracles. They resemble Greek novels of the first centuries of the Common Era, highlighting intense emotions and focusing on desire, both sacred and profane. Symeon Metaphrastes was celebrated for rescuing martyrdom accounts and saints biographies that otherwise may have been lost. His Menologion, among the most important Byzantine works, represents the culmination of a well-established tradition of Greek Christian storytelling. A landmark of Byzantine religious and literary culture, the Menologion was revered for centuries--copied in hundreds of manuscripts, recited publicly, and adapted into other medieval languages. This edition presents the first English translation of six Christian novels excerpted from Symeon s text, all of them featuring women who defy social expectations. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780674975064

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Symeon Metaphrastes
Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2017. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Created in the tenth century, most likely as an imperial commission, the Menologion is a collection of rewritings of saints lives originally intended to be read at services for Christian feast days. Yet Symeon Metaphrastes s stories also abound in transgression and violence, punishment and redemption, love and miracles. They resemble Greek novels of the first centuries of the Common Era, highlighting intense emotions and focusing on desire, both sacred and profane. Symeon Metaphrastes was celebrated for rescuing martyrdom accounts and saints biographies that otherwise may have been lost. His Menologion, among the most important Byzantine works, represents the culmination of a well-established tradition of Greek Christian storytelling. A landmark of Byzantine religious and literary culture, the Menologion was revered for centuries--copied in hundreds of manuscripts, recited publicly, and adapted into other medieval languages. This edition presents the first English translation of six Christian novels excerpted from Symeon s text, all of them featuring women who defy social expectations. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780674975064

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Metaphrastes, Symeon
Published by Harvard Univ Pr (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 2017. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780674975064

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Metaphrastes, Symeon
Published by Harvard Univ Pr (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 2017. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9780674975064

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

METAPHRASTES
Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0674975065

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Symeon Metaphrastes, Stratis Papaioannou
Published by Harvard University Press 2017-06-05 (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press 2017-06-05, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05550654

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Metaphrastes, Symeon
Published by Harvard University Press 6/5/2017 (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press 6/5/2017, 2017. Hardback or Cased Book. Book Condition: New. Christian Novels from the Menologion of Symeon Metaphrastes. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780674975064

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Metaphrastes, Symeon
Published by Harvard University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0674975065

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Metaphrastes, Symeon
Published by Harvard University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674975065 ISBN 13: 9780674975064
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2017. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WH-9780674975064

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book