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Envisioning Byzantium: materiality and visuality in Procopius of Caesarea

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The three works of Procopius of Caesarea, the History of the Wars, the Buildings and the Secret History, form a corpus which can be profitably studied as a whole. My thesis is a typology of the visual in Procopius’ corpus, which is embedded in a study of narrative technique. It concerns itself with the representation of material reality and the complex relationship between materiality and the text. It utilises the digressive and the descriptive as an indirect ent...

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Supervisor
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Classical Languages and Literature
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:943e33e8-10cd-4f27-8134-60b6f088b5a8
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ora:7565

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