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Latin in Byzantium III: Post-Byzantine Latinitas

Vaios Vaiopoulos, Ioannis Deligiannis and Vasileios Pappas are the editors of the third volume (the second to be published) of the Latin in Byzantium trilogy in the Lingua Patrum series. It is the first study that focuses on the extent of the knowledge of Latin language and Roman culture by Post-Byzantine scholars (15th - 19th cent.)

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This volume aims at filling a major gap in international literature concerning the knowledge of the Latin language and literature by Post-Byzantine scholars from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth centuries. Most of them, immigrants to the West after the Fall of Byzantium, harmoniously integrated into their host countries, practiced and perfected their knowledge of the Latin language and literature, excelled in arts and letters and, in many cases, managed to obtain civil, political and clerical offices. They wrote original poetic and prose works in Latin, for literary, scholarly and/or political purposes. They also translated Greek texts into Latin, and vice versa. The contributors to this volume explore the multifaceted aspects of the knowledge of the Latin language and literature by these scholars. Among the many issues addressed in the volume are: the reasons that urged Post-Byzantine scholars to compose Latin works and disseminate Ancient Greek works to the West and Latin texts to the East, their audience, the fate of their projects, and their relations among them and with Western scholars. In the contents of the volume one can find well known Post-Byzantine scholars such as Bessarion or Isidore of Kiev, as well as lesser known authors like Ioannis Gemistos, Nikolaos Sekoundinos and others. Hence, hereby is provided a canon of scholars who, albeit Greek, are considered essentially as representatives of Neo-Latin literature, along with others who, through their translations, contributed to the rapprochement - literary and political - of East and West.


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Table of Contents


Preface List of Contributors List of Abbreviations Introductory Note

A. Introduction Dimitrios Nikitas, An Overview of Post-Byzantine Latinitas B. Greek Studies in the West and Latin Studies in the East in the Post-Byzantine Period and Early Modern Greek Period Christina Abenstein, Treason, Ambition, and Hardship on the Cultural Entanglement of George of Trebizond’s Revised Draft of his Translation of Saint Basil Garyfallia Athanasiadou, Reforming a Translation: Nicholas Secundinus’s Contribution to the Revised Translation of Arrian’s Anabasis of Alexander Made by Bartolomeo Facio Malika Bastin-Hammou, Aemilius Portus, between Greek Scholar and Latin Humanist: Some Relexions on Aemilius Portus’s Edition of Aristophanes (1607) Federica Ciccolella, When Cicero Meets Hermogenes: The Defence of Greek Studies in Quattrocento Italy Ioannis Deligiannis, The Diffusion of the Latin Translations of Greek Texts Produced by Late and Post-Byzantine Scholars and Printed from the Mid-Fifteenth to Late Sixteenth Century Michael Malone-Lee, The Latin Translations of Cardinal Bessarion Andreas Ν. Michalopoulos & Charilaos Ν. Michalopoulos, Modern Greek Translations of Latin Poetic Quotations in the Θέατρον Πολιτικόν (Theatrum Politicum) Vasileios Pappas, The Translation of Justin’s Epitome of Trogus by Ioannis Makolas (1686) C. Latin Texts in the Post-Byzantine and Early Modern Greek Period: Theology and Religion, History and Literature, Politics, Ideology and National Identity Ovanes Akopyan, Latin Studies and Greek Scholars in Early Modern Russia Byard Benett, Augustine’s Theology as a Resource for Reconciling the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches in the Post-Byzantine Period: Maximus Margunius’s Greek and Latin Works on the Procession of the Holy Spirit Ilias Giarenis, Leonardo Bruni and Bessarion: Two Scholars, Two Languages, and Two Versions of Liberty in the Fifteenth Century Nikolaos E. Karapidakis, Latinitas or Romanitas Nostra: Latin Culture in the Seven Islands under the Venetian Domination (XIXth-XIXth century) Han Lamers, What’s in a Name? Naming the ‘Post-Byzantines’ in Renaissance Italy (and Beyond) Nikolaos Mavrelos, Latinitas Graecorum: Latin Language Used by Greeks and Greek Identity in Seventeenth-and-Eighteenth-Century Texts Lorenzo Miletti, Between Herodotus and the Poison Maiden. Laonikos Chalkokondyles and the Death of King Ladislaus of Durazzo Sophia Papaioannou, Exempla Virtutis and Augustinian Ethics in De Statu Hominis by Leonardus, Archbishop of Mytilene Theodosios Pylarinos & Vaios Vaiopoulos, Life and Work of a λατινομαθούς Corfiot: Antonio Rodostamo (Ἀντώνιος Ροδόσταμος) Konstantinos Staikos, Eugenios Voulgaris’s Edition of Virgil’s Aeneid Raf Van Rooy, A Latin Defence of Early Modern Greek Culture: Alexander Helladius’s Status Praesens (1714) and its Linguistic Arguments Index of names Index of manuscripts

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