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Parekbolai : An Electronic Journal for Byzantine Literature
Number of Followers: 2  

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ISSN (Print) 2241-0228
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  • Abbreviations

    • Authors: Editorial Board
      Abstract: Abreviations
      PubDate: 2023-03-30
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9367
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • The Anonymus Harvardianus, Alessandro Bondino (alias
           Ἀλέξανδρος Ἀγαθήμερος), and the Role of the
           Manuscript Napoli III D 37 in Some Editiones Principes of Aristotelian

    • Authors: José Maksimczuk
      Pages: 1 - 28
      Abstract: This paper probes the history of the Organon manuscript Napoli III D 37 (ca. 1360-1375). The author offers palaeographical, historical, and text-critical evidence that the Neapolitanus passed through the hands of the so-called Anonymus Harvardianus and Alessandro Bondino by the late 15th and early 16th century. In the second part of the article, the author provides arguments that Napoli III D 37 was one of the manuscripts used by Aldus Manutius and his coadjutors to produce the text of the editio princeps of Aristotle's Analytica priora in 1495.
      PubDate: 2023-03-30
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9194
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Diodoro, la Suda e la fine dell'impero di Alessandro Magno. Alcune

    • Authors: Elena Santagati
      Pages: 29 - 44
      Abstract: The joint examination of Diodorus 19, 105, 4 and the Basileia lemma of the Suda makes it possible to state that the two texts, although very different and very distant in time,  both offer a synthesis of what were the two sources of legitimation of traditional Macedonian kingship - family law and the law of war - applied in sequence, during the first twenty years or so of the struggles of the Diadochi, in the pragmatic and ideological reworking of the new basileiai established after the death of Alexander the Great.
      PubDate: 2023-04-10
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9369
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Οι Ομιλίες του Νείλου Ρόδου στον Paris. gr.
           1276. Η περίπτωση της Ομιλίας στην
           παραβολή του Δείπνου

    • Authors: Dimitra Moniou
      Pages: 45 - 92
      Abstract: In this study a new edition of the homily On the parable of the supper by Bishop Neilos of Rhodes (1350-1437) on the basis of MS Parisinus gr. 1276 ff. 189-196v is presented. This manuscript preserves three other Neilos’ speeches, which are to be found in Neilos’ autograph MS Mosquensis Synodalis 434 (492) as well. From the comparison of the two manuscripts it is evident that Neilos, the author being the copyist of the speeches of Parisinus, wrote down a first version of those speeches, which he reworked later on and copied them with his own hand in MS Mosquensis. The differences between the two versions of the text of the homily On the parable of the supper are not negligible: those two versions are published in two columns, so that the reader may see their differences clearly.
      PubDate: 2023-05-08
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9475
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Contested Evidence: Patristic Proof Texts in Doctrinal Controversies in
           Twelfth-Century Constantinople

    • Authors: Dirk Krausmüller
      Pages: 93 - 103
      Abstract: This article focuses on one aspect of the theological discourse in twelfth-century Constantinople: the use of Patristic proof texts. It discusses how three authors whose theological views were deemed heretical by the synod – Eustratios of Nicaea, Soterichos Panteugenos and Constantine of Corfu – sought to back up their positions through recourse to passages from the writings of Cyril of Alexandria, Andrew of Crete and John of Damascus. And it argues that the synod did not always find it easy to propose alternative interpretations of these passages.
      PubDate: 2023-05-08
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9434
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Ἀρχιεταῖρος / ἀρχιαίτερος nel prologo del
           Longibardos (ed. Festa)

    • Authors: Luigi D'Amelia
      Pages: 115 - 130
      Abstract: In his 1931 edition of the famous Byzantine grammatical textbook known as Longibardos, Nicola Festa emended the manuscript reading ἀρχιαιτέρων to ἀρχιεταίρων on the basis of a scholium (ὁ ἄρχων τῶν ἑταίρων). This paper defends the manuscript reading by discussing the apparently inintelligible comparative form ἀρχιαίτερος.
      PubDate: 2023-09-02
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9622
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • The Origins of Rome from Cassius Dio to the Suda Lexicon: Romulus and the

    • Authors: Francesco Mongelli
      Pages: 131 - 156
      Abstract: Cassius Dio’s Roman history was a landmark for Byzantine historiography. However, due to the fragmentary knowledge of the books devoted to the origins of Rome, it is difficult to assess the historian’s contribution in rewriting the mythical origins of Rome in Byzantium. The analysis of one episode, the one relating to the prodigious survival of Romulus (and Remus) through the intervention of the she-wolf, is proposed as a case study. While through a citation of Eustatius of Thessalonica we know that certainly Dio wrote about it, that same episode is not always handed down in Byzantine historiography, as it is evidenced by Malalas’ Chronographiae and the authors who used him as their source. Eventually, it is proposed that at least a double tradition on the mythical survival of Romulus could be identified in Byzantine historians. It is possible that for both traditions historical works belonging to the Severan age, written in Greek, were consulted in Byzantium. 
      PubDate: 2023-09-12
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9672
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Una nuova lettura del carme 147 di Giovanni Geometra

    • Authors: Elena Donadio
      Pages: 157 - 168
      Abstract: In this article, the attack against Theophano in exametric poem 147 by John Geometres is taken into consideration. Starting from L.R.Cresci’s reading, this contribution sheds light on the myth of Agamemnon’s murder in different sources, confirming that through an Homeric quotation the poet is attacking John Tsimisces as well. It aims at demonstrating that the choice of the Homeric narration of the myth has a significance that goes beyond the literary hommage to the Poet, turning the quotation into a political instrument.
      PubDate: 2023-09-06
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9725
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Anthologies, lexica and schooltext collections of the middle and late
           Byzantine period

    • Authors: Call for Papers
      Abstract: The e-journal Parekbolai invites paper proposals on "Anthologies, lexica and schooltext collections of the middle and late Byzantine period" for a virtual symposium to be held on December 8, 2023.This call is open to and aimed at scholars in all stages of their career. Ph.D. candidates and postgraduate students are especially encouraged to apply.Presentations (preferably in Greek or English) should last 20 minutes and abstracts (max. one page) should be submitted to: Ioannis Vassis ( or Sofia Kotzabassi ( by October 30, 2023.
      Issue No: Vol. 13
  • Υπατία μεταξύ μύθου και ιστορίας

    • Authors: Silvia Ronchey
      Pages: 105 - 114
      Abstract: Among the many mythological versions of the figure of Hypatia that have developed throughout history and have changed or distorted it, this paper focuses on the two most recent and most prevalent, now that the myth of Hypatia is no longer elite but widespread: the one presented by history of science studies and the one offered by feminist literature.Regarding the version of Hypatia offered by historians of mathematics, physics and astronomy, this article compares modern hypotheses with ancient sources, demonstrating that the myth of Hypatia as 'Galileo in skirts' is a fallacy: a retrospective projection of the repressive methods of the Catholic Counter-Reformation onto the fifth-century political and ecclesiastical scenario.With reference to the version of Hypatia presented by feminist literature, the article compares and contrasts the Byzantine image of Hypatia and her sisters in philosophy with that of the feminist or postfeminist movement, starting with information obtained from her contemporaries and generally from ancient literature on philosophae mulieres: a succession only of women, depositary of the oral tradition of those divine “secrets” that Synesius, Hypatia’s best known pupil, mentions in Dion when referring to her.As a result, we conclude that Hypatia was unquestionably a mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher on the one hand, though not an innovative one; and a priest on the other, in an obscure but no less credible role. An inspired observer of the cosmos and “introducer of the mysteries and orgies of the φιλοσοφία”, a figure not uncommon in fields of knowledge where the perfection of numbers has often been associated with Platonic and neo-Pythagorian mysticism.
      DOI: 10.26262/par.v13i0.9559
      Issue No: Vol. 13
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