Michael Psellos. On Symeon the Metaphrast and On the Miracle at Blachernae: Annotated Translations with Introductions


1. Edited works of Michael Psellos

Dennis, G. 1994. Michaelis Pselli Orationes forenses et acta. Stuttgart.

Duffy, J. 1992. Michaelis Pselli Philosophica minora I. Stuttgart.

Fisher, E. 1994. Michaelis Pselli Orationes hagiographicae. Stuttgart.

Gautier, P. 1989. Michaelis Pselli Theologica I. Leipzig.

Kurtz, E., and F. Drexl. 1941. Michaelis Pselli Scripta minora. 2 vols. Milan.

O’Meara, D. 1989. Michaelis Pselli Philosophica minora II. Leipzig.

Sathas, N. K. 1874. Mesaionike Bibliotheke IV. Venice.

Renauld, É. 1926–1928. Chronographie ou histoire d’un siècle de Byzance (976–1077). 2 vols. Paris.

Westerink, L. 1948. Michael Psellus De omnifaria doctrina: Critical Edition and Introduction. Nijmegen. 1948.

———. 1992. Michaelis Pselli Poemata. Stuttgart.

2. Other primary sources (for post-fifth century works)

Burgman, L. 1988. Ekloga Basilicorum. Frankfurt.

De Boor, C. 1883. Theophanis. Chronographia. Vol. 1. Leipzig.

Duffy, J. 1975. Stephanus. Commentary on Hippocrates’ Prognosticon. PhD. Diss. State University of New York. Buffalo.

Jenkins, R., and L. Westerink. 1973. Nicholas I, Patriarch of Constantinople: Letters. Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae 6. Washington.

Kroll, W., and R. Schöll. 1895. Justinian. Novellae. Vol. 3 of Corpus iuris civilis. Ed. P. Krueger et al. Berlin.

Sheltema, H., N. van der Wal, and D. Holwerda. 1955–1988. Basilicorum libri LX. 8 vols. Groningen.

Simon, D., and S. Troianos. 1989. Das Novellensyntagma des Athanasios von Emesa. Forschungen zur byzantinischen Rechtsgeschichte 16. Frankfurt.

Walz, C. 1834. Ioannes Sikeliotes. Commentary on the Forms of Hermogenes. Vol. 6 of Rhetores graeci. Stuttgart.

Zintzen, C. 1967. Damascii Vitae Isidori reliquiae. Hildesheim.

3. Annotated translations

Kennedy, G. 2003. Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric. Atlanta.

———. 2005. Invention and Method: Two Rhetorical Treatises from the Hermogenic Corpus. Atlanta.

Laiou, A. 1996. “Life of St. Mary the Younger.” In Holy Women of Byzantium: Ten Saints’ Lives in English Translation, ed. A-M. Talbot, 239–289. 1996. Washington.

Rosenqvist, J. 1986. The Life of St. Irene, Abbess of Chrysobalanton: A Critical Edition with Introduction, Translation, Notes and Indices. Stockholm.

Sewter, E. 1953. Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Psellos. Harmondsworth.

Solomon, J. 2000. Ptolemy Harmonics: Translation and Commentary. Leiden.

Sullivan, D. et al., eds. Forthcoming. The Life of Saint Basil the Younger: Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Moscow Version. Washington.

Wooten, C. 1987. Hermogenes’ On Types of Style. Chapel Hill.

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Barber, C., and D. Jenkins, eds. 2006. Reading Michael Psellos. Leiden.

Belting, H. 1994. Icon and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art. Trans. E. Jephcott. Chicago. Orig. pub. as Bild und Kult—Eine Geschichte des Bildes vor dem Zeitalter der Kunst. Munich, 1990.

Browning, R., and A. Cutler. 1992. “In the Margins of Byzantium? Some Icons in Michael Psellos.” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 16:21–33.

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Dennis, G. 1994. “A Rhetorician Practices Law: Michael Psellos.” In Laiou and Simon 1994:187–197.

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Duffy, J. 1995. “Reactions of Two Byzantine Intellectuals to the Theory and Practice of Magic: Michael Psellos and Michael Italikos.” In Maguire 1995:83–97.

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———. 2013. “Of Mills and Monks: The Case of the Mill of Chantax.” Trans. C. Morrisson, R. Dorin, and D. Simon. In Economic Thought and Economic Life in Byzantium, ed. C. Morrisson and R. Dorin, 1–50. Farnham. Orig. pub. as Laiou and Simon 1992.

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