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.
To be confirmed; probably 5:15 on Wednesday 5 February.
Arts West NW room 651 (the SHAPS executive meeting room).
We will begin on p. 215 ch. 104 line 74: καὶ ἐποίησε Σολομῶν τὸ πονηρὸν...
- G.W.H. Lampe, A Patristic Greek Lexicon (OUP 1961) - choose the .pdf version (very big: 176Mb pdf)
- 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 jpg)
- Gates, roads, districts (2.34Mb jpg)
- Byzantine Constantinople (Hubert for Van Millingen) (MapVanMillingen.png, 255Kb png) - 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 (1.06Mb pdf)
- Microsoft Word in unicode font, zipped KedTLGunicode zip (1.12Mb zip)
Please note: these documents are for private study only and may not be published.