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Nautical and Marine Imagery in the Panegyrics of Eustathios of Thessaloniki

Nautical and Marine Imagery in the Panegyrics of Eustathios of Thessaloniki

By Andrew F. Stone

Scholia, Vol. 12 (2003)

Abstract: The panegyrics of twelfth-century Byzantium, with their conventional images such as those of the sea, have tended to be disregarded due to a feeling that these images are both derivative and predictable. This is not to appreciate the dynamic interplay between the models from an idealised literary past and their twelfth-century reworkings. Eustathios of Thessaloniki could manipulate audience expectations in this way and was a master of techniques more usually found in poetry.

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