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Byzantion nea hellás

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Abstract

CASAMIQUELA GERHOLD, Victoria. The death of Digenes Akritas: Medieval tradition and modern songs. Byzantion nea hellás [online]. 2010, n.29, pp.99-112. ISSN 0718-8471.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-84712010000100007.

the aim of this article is to introduce a versión of a modern akritic song, generally considered as part of the Greek folkloric tradition, whose argument refers the circumstances of the death of the Byzantine hero Vasilios Digenís Akrites. Certain aspects of the structure and topics of the song are then discussed, on the basis of some comparisons established with the medieval poems and other modern versions of Digenes' death.

Keywords : Digenes Akrites; Byzantine poems; modern folkloric tradition.

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