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The ambition of Michael Psellos on Literature and Art is to illustrate an important chapter in the history of Greek literary and art criticism and introduce precisely this aspect of Psellian writing to a wider public.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Note to the Reader
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. General Introduction
  2. Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part One. On Literature: Rhetoric and ΛΟΓΟΙ
  1. Introduction to Part One
  2. Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 11-19
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  1. 1. Synopsis of the Rhetorical Forms, based on Hermogenes’ On Forms
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 20-23
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  1. Translation (in collaboration with Christopher M. Geadrities)
  2. pp. 24-30
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  1. 2. Synopsis of Rhetoric in Verses, based on the Hermogenian Corpus
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Jeffrey Walker
  3. pp. 31-37
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 38-65
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  1. 3. On Literary Composition, based on Dionysios of Halikarnassos’ On Composition
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Antony Littlewood
  3. pp. 66-69
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 70-73
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  1. 4. On Rhetoric, based on Longinos’ Art of Rhetoric
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 74-77
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 78-81
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  1. 5. On Tragedy
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 82-90
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 91-98
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  1. 6. On the Different Styles of Certain Writings: A Rhetor’s Canon
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  3. pp. 99-103
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 104-107
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  1. 7. The Styles of Gregory the Theologian, Basil the Great, Chrysostom, and Gregory of Nyssa
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 108-110
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 111-117
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  1. 8. An Encomium of Gregory of Nazianzos’ Style
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  3. pp. 118-122
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 123-148
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  1. 9. Two Lectures on Gregory of Nazianzos: Theol. I 19 (on Or. 40.24) and 98 (on Or. 43.1)
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  3. pp. 149-154
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 155-166
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  1. 10. On Saint John Chrysostom
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 167-168
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  1. Translation (in collaboration with Christopher M. Geadrities)
  2. pp. 169-175
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  1. 11. To One Asking “Who Wrote Verse Better, Euripides Or Pisides?”
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Antony Littlewood
  3. pp. 176-178
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 179-185
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  1. 12. A Comparison of the Novels of Heliodoros and Achilleus Tatios
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Antony Littlewood
  3. pp. 186-187
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 188-192
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  1. 13. Encomium for Kyr Symeon Metaphrastes
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Elizabeth A. Fisher
  3. pp. 193-202
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 203-217
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  1. 14. Encomium for the Monk Ioannes Kroustoulas Who Read Aloud at the Holy Soros
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 218-223
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 224-244
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  1. Part Two. Art and Aesthetics
  1. Introduction to Part Two
  2. Charles Barber
  3. pp. 247-261
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  1. 15. On Perception and Perceptibles
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Charles Barber and David Jenkins
  3. pp. 262-265
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  2. pp. 266-269
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  1. 16. On Beauty and On Intelligible Beauty
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Charles Barber and David Jenkins
  3. pp. 270-273
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 274-278
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  1. 17. To the Emperor Doukas, Regarding the Inscription
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Anthony Kaldellis
  3. pp. 279-282
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  1. Translation (in collaboration with Demetrios Kritsotakis)
  2. pp. 283-284
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  1. 18. On Ancient Works of Art (Or. min. 33 and 34)
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Christine Angelidi
  3. pp. 285-286
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 287-289
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  1. 19. Ekphrasis of the Crucifixion
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Charles Barber and Elizabeth A. Fisher
  3. pp. 290-292
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 293-299
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  1. 20. Discourse on the Miracle that Occurred in the Blachernai Church
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Elizabeth A. Fisher
  3. pp. 300-306
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 307-339
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  1. 21. A Miraculous Icon of the Mother of God
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Charles Barber, David Jenkins, and Stratis Papaioannou
  3. pp. 340-342
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  1. Translation
  2. pp. 343-344
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  1. 22. The Empress Zoe and Christ Antiphonêtês
  2. Translated with introduction and notes by Charles Barber
  3. pp. 345-346
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  1. Translation
  2. p. 347
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  1. 23. Select Letters on Art and Aesthetics
  2. Charles Barber
  3. pp. 348-353
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  1. Critical Editions (by Stratis Papaioannou) and Translations (by Charles Barber, David Jenkins, and Stratis Papaioannou)
  2. pp. 354-379
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  1. List of Rhetorical Terms
  2. pp. 380-384
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 385-403
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 404-406
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 407-430
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