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 27 September at 5:15. No meeting 13 September due to the Classical Association of Victoria Allen Lecture.
Old Quadrangle G10 (the old Moot Court in the South West corner of the Old Quad).
We will begin at p. 440 Section 261.1 line 1: Νερούας ἐβασίλευσεν ἔτος ἕν ...
- 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Remember: these documents are for private study only and may not be published.