"A realized and engaging e-book" - D. M. Nichol, instances greater academic complement "Amazingly wealthy in information...it offers a magisterial evaluate of a box of curiosity to the classicist and the Renaissance student in addition to to the professed Byzantinist and should take its position as a vintage creation to the highbrow global of the Greek heart Ages." - Robert Browning, instances Literary complement Classical Greek literature survives to be learn this present day principally as the Byzantines preserved it. The copies they transcribed through hand now belong to libraries in locations as a ways aside as long island and Erevan, Leningrad and Mount Sinai. the upkeep of this sort of corpus of literature in an age which had no printing press required a excessive measure of enthusiasm and talent. during his study Nigel Wilson has tested not just the severe operations of Byzantine students and the essays they wrote approximately old authors yet numerous hundred manuscripts copied via a variety of periods of readers. students of Byzantium was once the 1st severe learn of the makes an attempt of proficient males to maintain Classical Greek texts and follow to them the equipment of scholarship built within the historic global.
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