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The Resource Constantine of Rhodes, on Constantinople and the church of the Holy Apostles, with a new edition of the Greek text by Ioannis Vassis ; edited by Liz James

Constantine of Rhodes, on Constantinople and the church of the Holy Apostles, with a new edition of the Greek text by Ioannis Vassis ; edited by Liz James

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Constantine of Rhodes, on Constantinople and the church of the Holy Apostles
Title
Constantine of Rhodes, on Constantinople and the church of the Holy Apostles
Statement of responsibility
with a new edition of the Greek text by Ioannis Vassis ; edited by Liz James
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Constantine of Rhodes's tenth-century poem is an account of public monuments in Constantinople and of the Church of the Holy Apostles. In the opening section of the work, Constantine describes columns and sculptures within the city, seven of which he calls 'wonders'. In the second part of the poem, he portrays the Church of the Holy Apostles, offering an account of its architecture and internal decoration, notably the mosaics, seven of which are also depicted as 'wonders'. On one level, the poem offers an account of what was visible, a sense of city topography and, in the case of the Apostoleion, a vital description of a now-lost building. But it cannot be read as a straightforward description. Rather, Constantine's work offers insights into Byzantine perceptions of works of art. The monuments Constantine decided to portray and the ways in which he chose to describe them say as much, if not more, about the social and cultural milieu in which he operated as about the actual physical appearance of the monuments themselves. Further, the poem itself, as it survives in one fifteenth-century manuscript, raises questions: is it, in its current form, a single poem or is it made up of a compilation of Constantine's writings? This book supersedes the two previous editions of the poem, both dating to 1896, and provides the first full translation into English of the text. It consists of a new Greek edition of Constantine's poem, with an introductory essay, prepared by Ioannis Vassis, and a translation by a group of scholars headed by Liz James. Liz James also contributes a commentary and an extensive discussion of the two distinct parts of the poem, the city monuments and the Church of the Holy Apostles"--P. [4] of cover
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StDuBDS
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active 10th century
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Constantine
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Greek text with English translation, introduction and commentary
LC call number
PA5310.C57
LC item number
C66 2012
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vassis, Ioannis
  • James, Liz
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  • Architecture, Byzantine
  • Art, Byzantine
  • Hagioi Apostoloi (Church : Istanbul, Turkey)
Label
Constantine of Rhodes, on Constantinople and the church of the Holy Apostles, with a new edition of the Greek text by Ioannis Vassis ; edited by Liz James
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-242) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Section I. The poem: Introduction to the Greek edition / Ioannis Vassis -- Text and translation / edition by Ioannis Vassis ; translation by Vassiliki Dimitropoulou, Liz James and Robert Jordan -- Index nominum, Index verborum notabilium -- Commentary on the translation / Liz James -- Section II. Constantine of Rhodes's poem and art history / by Liz James: The poet and the poem ; 'A partial account of the statues of the city and its high and very great columns': Constantine's account of Constantinople ; The church of the Holy Apostles: fact and fantasy, descriptions and reconstructions ; In conclusion
Control code
08b148742166
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 250 p.
Isbn
9781409431671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Constantine of Rhodes, on Constantinople and the church of the Holy Apostles, with a new edition of the Greek text by Ioannis Vassis ; edited by Liz James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Section I. The poem: Introduction to the Greek edition / Ioannis Vassis -- Text and translation / edition by Ioannis Vassis ; translation by Vassiliki Dimitropoulou, Liz James and Robert Jordan -- Index nominum, Index verborum notabilium -- Commentary on the translation / Liz James -- Section II. Constantine of Rhodes's poem and art history / by Liz James: The poet and the poem ; 'A partial account of the statues of the city and its high and very great columns': Constantine's account of Constantinople ; The church of the Holy Apostles: fact and fantasy, descriptions and reconstructions ; In conclusion
Control code
08b148742166
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 250 p.
Isbn
9781409431671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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