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The Resource Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium, Stratis Papaioannou, (electronic resource)

Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium, Stratis Papaioannou, (electronic resource)

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Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium
Title
Michael Psellos
Title remainder
rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium
Statement of responsibility
Stratis Papaioannou
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores Michael Psellos' place in the history of Greek rhetoric and self-representation and his impact on the development of Byzantine literature. Avoiding the modern dilemma that vacillates between Psellos the pompous rhetorician and Psellos the ingenious thinker, Professor Papaioannou unravels the often misunderstood Byzantine rhetoric, its rich discursive tradition, and the social fabric of elite Constantinopolitan culture which rhetoric addressed. The book offers close readings of Psellos' personal letters, speeches, lectures, and historiographical narratives, and analysis of other early Byzantine and classical models of authorship in Byzantine book culture, such as Gregory of Nazianzos, Synesios of Cyrene, Hermogenes, and Plato. It also details Psellos' innovative attention to authorial creativity, performative mimesis, and the aesthetics of the self. Simultaneously, it traces within Byzantium complex expressions of emotion and gender, notions of authorship and subjectivity, and theories of fictionality and literature, challenging the common fallacy that these are modern inventions"--
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Papaioannou, Stratis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Psellus, Michael
  • Byzantine literature
Label
Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium, Stratis Papaioannou, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-336), and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Professional Rhetor and Theory of Authorship: 1. The philosopher's rhetoric; 2. The rhetor as creator: Psellos on Gregory of Nazianzos; 3. The return of the poet: mimesis and the aesthetics of variation; Part II. Self-Representation: 4. Aesthetic charm and urbane ethos; 5. The statue's smile: discourses of Hellenism; 6. Female voice: gender and emotion; Conclusion: from rhetoric to literature; Appendix: books and readers in the reception of Psellos
Control code
ssj0000871875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 347 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107026223
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012042714
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000871875
Label
Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium, Stratis Papaioannou, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-336), and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Professional Rhetor and Theory of Authorship: 1. The philosopher's rhetoric; 2. The rhetor as creator: Psellos on Gregory of Nazianzos; 3. The return of the poet: mimesis and the aesthetics of variation; Part II. Self-Representation: 4. Aesthetic charm and urbane ethos; 5. The statue's smile: discourses of Hellenism; 6. Female voice: gender and emotion; Conclusion: from rhetoric to literature; Appendix: books and readers in the reception of Psellos
Control code
ssj0000871875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 347 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107026223
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012042714
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000871875

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