Medieval (Byzantine) Greek Reading Group
An informal group that meets on Wednesdays at 5:15 in a friendly and supportive environment to read medieval (Byzantine) Greek texts. Anyone with any knowledge of Greek is welcome. We generally finish around 6:30 and most continue the discussion over a pizza/pasta and glass of wine in Lygon St.
Wednesday 31May at 5:15.
We will begin on page 531, at 321 line 11 τότε οἱ κατὰ τὴν ἀνατολὴν
On Wednesday 14 June, ProfessorClaudia Sode (Cologne) expects to join us for our normal meeting, following her public lecture the previous evening on "Seals and Identity in Byzantium" in the Forum Theatre, Arts West, at 6:30.
There will be no meeting the following Wednesday 21 June. We will resume on Wednesday 28 June.
John Medley Building, East Tower, Ground Floor, Room EG64.
Constantius and Julian.
Extra reading (if you have time and are interested): Ammianus Marcellinus, Constantius and Julian.
We will begin at page 529, section 319.8 ἀκηκοὼς τοἰνυν Κωνστάντιος
|Kedrenos: Constantius and Julian Eng.docx||Kedrenos: Constantius and Julian GR.pdf|
- G.W.H. Lampe, A Patristic Greek Lexicon (OUP 1961) - choose the .pdf version (very big: 176 MB)
- Liddell & Scott's Greek-English Lexicon can be searched on the Thesauras Linguae Graecae website
and on the Perseus Digital Library, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, a Greek-English Lexicon web page.
- Perseus search tools
- Those with unimelb library access can visit the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae online
- where the spelling is Cedrenus.
John Burke's current favourite free polytonic unicode Greek font is Gentium.
Interactive map of Constantinople by Emanuel Nicolescu and Linda Safran.
- Time-Life reconstruction: MapTimeLife.jpg (982KB).
- Gates, roads, districts (2.34 MB)
- Byzantine Constantinople (Hubert for Van Millingen) (MapVanMillingen.png, 254 KB)
- and a few more...
- The new critical edition of Kedrenos, by Luigi Tartaglia, Georgii Cedreni Historiarum Compendium (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 2016), in two volumes, can be purchased online from Bardi Edizioni.
- Bekker's edition of Kedrenos can be read online or downloaded from Google Books (pdf format, very large files - about 50 MB each) Volume 1 and Volume 2.
- PDF of Vol.1 to Vol.2 p. 43 (where Skylitzes starts) (Ked1-2.43.pdf, 1.06 MB)
- Microsoft Word in unicode font, zipped (KedTLGunicode.doc.zip, 1.12 MB)
Remember: these documents are for private study only and may not be published.