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Byzantine Epigrams and Icons of John of Euchaita, s. XI

3.750,00 1.875,00

Verse exposition of the parties of the original Greek Church of John Euchaita, Codex Escurialensis EI-7, part of the personal library of Philip II, kept in the Royal Library of the Monastery of El Escorial.

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Verse exposition of the parties of the original Greek Church of John Euchaita, Codex Escurialensis EI-7, part of the personal library of Philip II, kept in the Royal Library of the Monastery of El Escorial.

One of the most important literary works of Greek funds from the Royal Library of the Monastery of El Escorial. Literary text with devout intent, written in a city where the minority was heir to a legacy of centuries of pagan and Christian literature.

Work done in the eleventh century, a crucial century in the history of the Byzantine Empire, by Juan de Juan Mauropous Euchaita or follower himnográfica Byzantine tradition whose hymns are still chanting, like the work Akathistos. Epigrams are the most ancient Greek poetic genre, the author uses in this case for the development of the exhibition of the Twelve Great Annual Festival of the Byzantine Orthodox Church: Nativity of the Virgin, Presentation of the Virgin, Annunciation, Nativity, Presentation Temple, Baptism, Transfiguration, Palm Sunday, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost.

The codex reached the Royal Library at El Escorial in 1567, sent by Philip II and his personal library belonging to a copy of the original by Nicolas de la Torre, Emperor’s favorite copyist in 1564.

Beautiful facsimile edition of 2002 text with gold ink in places and wonderful lighting including golds, only 350 copies, numbered and authenticated by a notary. 2 volumes, one containing the facsimile of the original work (64 folios) bound in velvet, format 24.5 x 32.5 cm; and another for the study and translation 298 pages, clothbound, format 23.5 x 32 cm. Both presented in an open case for better conservation, format 24.5 x 33 x 8 cm. Total weight of 3.2 kg.

Single copy this exceptional price.

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