Knowing is the origin and source of writing well.


Scribendi recte sapere est et principium et fons.

Horace, Epistles 2.3.309

Byzantium: Late Greek and Byzantine Literature

This group investigates the reception of Classical Greek literature in the “long late antiquity” (150-750 CE) and further into the Byzantine era. Members carry out research in a variety of genres including epic poetry (both mythological and biblical), rhetoric (especially panegyric and declamation), philosophy (especially Neoplatonic authors), historiography, and the novel. Some members are currently working on a project funded by the FCT, which explores the afterlife of the Homeric Achilles in an extensive corpus of largely understudied texts dating from the 2nd to the 6th centuries CE.

TOPICS: Late Greek epic, rhetoric, Neoplatonism and literature, early Christian literature, Byzantine historiography, Byzantine novel.

Team Members