Milestones in the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Hagiology

Course Information
TitleΣΤΑΘΜΟΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΗ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΗ ΑΓΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ. / Milestones in the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Hagiology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSymeon Paschalidis
Course ID60005041

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Presentation of the most important milestones and trends of Byzantine and post-Byzantine Hagiography from the middle-byzantine period onwards 1. The Hagiography of the iconoclastic period 2. New trends : New Saints & Μetaphrasis of the hagiographic texts 3. The New Witnesses (Neomartyrs) of Byzantium 4. The most important writers of hagiographic texts of the 8th and 9th century and their contribution 5. The creation of collections and codification of hagiographic sources 6. The hagiographic crescendo of the 10th century and the Byzantine Encyclopaidism 7. Imperial hagiography : Leo VI the Wise and Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus 8. Niketas David Paphlagon and Symeon Metaphrastes - The Imperial Menologia 9. The hagiographic crisis of the 11th and 12th century 10. The Recovery of Hagiography during the Paleologan period : Constantine Akropolites 11. The Hagiography of Hesychasm 12. The Major hagiographic collections of post-Byzantine period 13. Trends and problems in the post-Byzantine Hagiography : Metaphrasis, codification and publication of hagiographic texts
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
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