Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions (Cambridge Medieval Classics)

Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions (Cambridge Medieval Classics)


"Digenis Akritis" is Byzantium's in basic terms epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of "double descent" at the frontiers among Byzantine and Arab territory in Asia Minor within the 9th and 10th centuries. It survives partly in six types, of which the 2 oldest are edited the following. This version and translation goals to spotlight the character of the misplaced poem, and to supply a advisor in the course of the maze of modern discussions concerning the epic and its heritage.

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