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Byzantion nea hellás

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SOTO AYALA, Roberto Andrés. Nicephorus Blemides and the sovereign's statue 'O c. 1254 d.C.. Byzantion nea hellás [online]. 2010, n.29, pp.135-167. ISSN 0718-8471.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-84712010000100009.

This article presents a brief summary of the historie and philological research of the fount (The Sovereign's Statue) of the Byzantine writer Nicephorus Blemides. The discourse belongs to the Byzantine rhetorico-political tradition of the "Mirrors of Princes" and is directed to the Emperor Theodorus II Láscaris. It constitutes and ethico-political admonition to the sovereign and, at the same time, it tells of its author's erudition and of the vogue of classical studies in the Byzantine world of the 13th century, which was particularly aífected by the devastation of the fourth crusade. The article places historically both the author and his discourse, offers a summary of the work in Spanish language and its presents a complete bibliographical repertory.

Keywords : Nicephorus Blemides; Mirrors of Princes; Byzantine rhetoric.

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