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Fighting with tales: 2 the Byzantine book of Syntipas the Philosopher

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The BSP survives as an eleventh-century translation from Syriac into Greek, whose plot revolves around the theme of the role of philosophers in princely education, and as advisors to rulers. The text features an array of colourful characters – a great king, a young prince, a wily wife, an erudite teacher, and seven wise men – and a series of twenty-four tales told by the protagonists in the main story. An epigram and a prologue disclose the identities of the author, and of the translator of ...

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10.1163/9789004307728_017

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, History Faculty
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Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Pages:
380-400
Host title:
Fictional Storytelling in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond
Publication date:
2016-10-01
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9789004307728
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uuid:d8dd3a86-5b8c-4baa-8a2f-142007cab659
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633941
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pubs:633941
ISBN:
9789004289994
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