By Jennifer Nimmo Smith
The Commentaries translated the following, relationship from the 6th century, express the persisting survival of Greek studying in an more and more Christianised global. The paintings takes the shape of a sequence of reasons and glosses of classical references in Gregory's unique Sermons. even supposing the writer makes use of an uncomplicated means of the colleges to constitution his textual content, which has little within the manner of eloquence or literary artwork, there's a impressive single-mindededness and self assurance in his causes. a number of the info given is incorrect, and the writer isn't really averse to rewriting texts that he can't clarify. still, the paintings screens a full of life curiosity in Greek studying, and provides a desirable perception into the angle of 1 specific Christian to its carrying on with validity.
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Extra resources for The Christian's Guide to Greek Culture: The Pseudo-Nonnus 'Commentaries' on 'Sermons' 4, 5, 39 and 43 by Gregory of Nazianus
Wilson, ‘The Church and Classical Studies in Byzantium’, Antike und Abendland, 16 (1970), p. 70; Kennedy, Greek Rhetoric, p. 238. 104 For the date of the writer, see W. Böhler and C. Theodoridis, ‘Johannes von Damaskios terminus post quem für Choiroboskos’, BZ 69 (1976), pp. 397–401. The Epimerismi were edited by T. Gaisford, Epimerismi in Psalmos, in Georgii Choerobosci dictata, Oxford, 1842, and the scholia on Theodosius of Alexandria can be found in Grammatici Graeci, ed. A. Hilgard, vol. 1, Teubner, 1894, repr.
35 below). The adjective, stel– ites, found in Isocrates (5/4th cent. ). In descriptions of the science of rhetoric, speeches were divided into three types, judicial, deliberative and epideictic. A ‘pillar-posted’ oration falls into the third category, which includes ‘speeches in praise or blame’. Gr. ). -N. defines it as a sub-type of an invective. His subdivision is not found elsewhere, and these sermons do, in fact, employ all the divisions he describes as being specific to an invective (Kennedy, Greek Rhetoric, pp.
125 By Villoison, in Venice, and then by Flach, in the Teubner series, in 1880. 126 See K. Krumbacher, Geschichte der byzantinischen Literatur, 1897, pp. 542 and 579, for an account of Palaeocappa, whose use of the Commentaries is described in my thesis, ‘Studies on the Mythological Commentaries attributed to a certain Nonnos on four Sermons by Gregory of Nazianzus with a representative text and apparatus criticus of the Commentaries on Sermons 4 and 5’, PhD thesis, Edinburgh, 1983, pp. 428–32.
The Christian's Guide to Greek Culture: The Pseudo-Nonnus 'Commentaries' on 'Sermons' 4, 5, 39 and 43 by Gregory of Nazianus by Jennifer Nimmo Smith