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Basil II and the Testimony of John Skylitzes: Textual Analysis

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter continues analysis of John Skylitzes' history (the Synopsis Historion) which was begun in the previous chapter. It seeks to uncover more clues about Skylitzes' methods, source materials, ... More


The Power of the Intellectual: Leading Thinkers, Thinking Leaders

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The essential question of this chapter is the limitations on and sources of power available to the provincial intellectual. The type of power in question here is twofold, the ability to control one's ... More


Later Historians: Theophanes

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Theophanes' Chronographia is a rich repository of material culled from earlier sources, put together soon after 810. He made extensive use of George of Pisidia's official history of Heraclius' ... More


The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

John Matthews

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the early fourth century, a lawyer and public figure from the Nile valley city of Hermopolis made a six-month business related journey to Antioch. The day-to-day details are preserved on papyrus ... More


Dark-Age Greece (c. 620 to c. 800)

Florin Curta and Siu-lun Wong

in The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The numismatic, sphragistic, and archaeological evidence shows that after 620, Greece entered a relatively long period of political instability and sharp demographic decline. New identities appear to ... More


The First Phase

Marcus Plested

in Orthodox Readings of Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199650651
eISBN:
9780191745225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650651.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This chapter takes us to the heart of the matter, beginning with Thomas' first Byzantine translators, Demetrios and Prochoros Kydones. Prochoros receives special attention as the author of a treatise ... More


Introduction

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents an introduction to the collection of early fourth-century papyrus documents known as the Archive of Theophanes, which consists of a variety of texts concerning the activities of ... More


Hermopolis: Theophanes and Friends

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the social and cultural background of Theophanes, and the economic life of Hermopolis. The Theophanes Archive contains a number of letters, addressed to Theophanes or entrusted ... More


The Road to Antioch

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the various aspects of Theophanes' journey to Antioch. The memoranda of Theophanes' journey fall into four sections, beginning late in the Egyptian month Phamenoth, when ... More


Interlude: Travel and Topography

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the travel and topography of Theophanes' journey. The travel memoranda of Theophanes and the pilgrim of Bordeaux make clear the levels of planning that were available to ... More


At Antioch

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the different aspects of Theophanes' stay at Antioch. After taking over a month to reach Antioch, Theophanes spent two and a half months there, in pursuit of what was evidently ... More


Homeward Bound

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a closely documented picture of Theophanes' return to Egypt. The memoranda show that from Pelusium to Heliopolis and Babylon, Theophanes was pursuing a different route from that ... More


Costs and Prices

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes evidence about costs and prices contained in the Theophanes memoranda, the mass of which is remarkable for its range and variety, and for its connection to a specific period ... More


Food and Diet

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the information about food costs and diet contained in the Theophanes memoranda. Theophanes' party consisted of a number of assistants of higher status and a larger group of ... More


The Image of the West in Contemporary Greek Theology

Pantelis Kalaitzidis

in Orthodox Constructions of the West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251926
eISBN:
9780823253067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the ways in which Orthodox readings of the work of Thomas Aquinas have impacted on the construction of Orthodox identity vis–à–vis ‘the West’. An intriguing contrast emerges ... More


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