Cyropedia and the "Life of Basil" - A Possible Connection

  • Athanasios Markopoulos Alkmanos 15, 11528 Atene
  • Jerneja Kavčič
Keywords: Greek literature, Byzantine literature


The "Life of Basil", the fifth and certainly most famous among the six books of the so-called Theophanes Continuatus, is widely regarded as a landmark in Byzantine historiography. Despite previous contributions by Alexander, Jenkins, Shevchenko, Agapitos and other scholars, no considerable progress has been made concerning the sources and motives for' the "Life". This paper focuses on Xenophon's Cyropaedia, a very well known work in the Byzantine world. 


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Markopoulos, Athanasios, and Jerneja Kavčič. 2005. “Cyropedia and the "Life of Basil" - A Possible Connection”. Keria: Studia Latina Et Graeca 7 (2), 7-22.
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