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  • Digenes Akrites

    New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry

    By Roderick Beaton, David Ricks

    Called variously the ’Byzantine epic’, the ’epic of Modern Greece’, an ’epic-romance’ and ’romance’, the poem of Digenes Akrites has, since its rediscovery towards the end of the nineteenth century, exerted a tenacious hold on the imagination of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and from…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry

    Edited by Roderick Beaton, Christine Kenyon Jones

    'It is no great matter, supposing that Italy could be liberated, who or what is sacrificed. It is a grand object - the very poetry of politics. Only think - a free Italy!!! Why, there has been nothing like it since the days of Augustus.' So wrote Lord Byron in his journal, in February 1821, only…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • The Making of Modern Greece

    Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797–1896)

    By David Ricks

    Edited by Roderick Beaton

    Every Greek and every friend of the country knows the date 1821, when the banner of revolution was raised against the empire of the Ottoman Turks, and the story of 'Modern Greece' is usually said to begin. Less well known, but of even greater importance, was the international recognition given to…

    Hardback – 2009-05-01

  • From Byzantium to Modern Greece

    Medieval Texts and their Modern Reception

    By Roderick Beaton

    The twelfth century was a time of cultural renewal and innovation in Byzantium, just as it was in the west. In literature, the long disused genres of epic, satire and the novel (or 'romance') took new forms during that century; at the same time, in language, the vernacular made its first tentative…

    Hardback – 2008-09-28
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Medieval Greek Romance

    2nd Edition

    By Roderick Beaton

    First published by CUP in 1989, The Medieval Greek Romance provides basic information for the non-specialist about Greek fiction during the period 1071-1453, as well as proposing new solutions to problems that have vexed previous generations of scholars. Roderick Beaton applies sophisticated…

    Paperback – 1996-09-05

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