A homily with a description of the Church of the Holy Apostles

James, Liz and Gavril, Iuliana (2013) A homily with a description of the Church of the Holy Apostles. Byzantion - Revue Internationale des Études Byzantines, 83. pp. 149-160. ISSN 0378-2506

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Abstract

This article provides a translation and discussion of a short section from a homily by the future Emperor Leo VI describing the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. The account supplements our knowledge of the church and makes it clear that the differences in the accounts of the church given by Constantine of Rhodes and Nikolaos Mesarites do not necessarily indicate an alteration in the mosaic programme of the building between the tenth and twelfth centuries. Leo’s description also appears to treat the images from an overtly Iconophile perspective.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N5300 History > N5315 Ancient and medieval art > N5613 Classical art
Depositing User: Fiona Allan
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 14:33
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 14:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58711
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