Personalities and currents in the hagiology of the Middle Byzantine and Palaeologan period

Course Information
TitleΠΡΟΣΩΠΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΓΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΜΕΣΟΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΛΑΙΟΛΟΓΕΙΑΣ ΠΕΡΙΟΔΟΥ. / Personalities and currents in the hagiology of the Middle Byzantine and Palaeologan period
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimosthenis Kaklamanos
Course ID60005040

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course the postgraduate students will be able to: - have knowledge of the specific issues of hagiography in middel Byzantine and paleologian period - know in depth the major writers of hagiographic works from the 8th to the 15th c. - research the sources and secondary literature
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Hagiography of the Iconoclastic period: major features and trends 2. Saint Theodore the Studite and his hagiographic work 3. The ecumenical patriarchs of the iconoclastic period and their hagiographic work; Patriarch Tarasius and Methodius I the Confessor 4. Patriarch Photius and his hagiographic work 5. The imperial hagiography of the 10th c.: Leo VI the Wise, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and Imperail Menaia 6. The hagiographic translation of the middle Byzantine period: persons and theory 7. The hagiographic work of Niceta Paphlagon and of Symeon the Translator 8. The Byzantine hagiography in the 11th and 12th c. 9. Representatives of the Byzantine hagiography of the 13th c.: Theodore Metochite and Constantine Acropolite 10. The hagiographic prime of the Paleologian period 11. The theological debates and hagiography of Hesychasm 12. The grear representatives of the 14th c.: Philotheos Kokkinos, Nicephorus Grehoras, Nicephorus Callistus Xanthopoulos, patriarch Callistus I 13. Trens and representatives of the 15th c.: the development of literature about the neomartyrs - Macarius Makris, Symeon of Thessalonica, Gennadius II Scholarios, Manuel of Corinth
hagiography, iconoclasm, panegyrics, translations, menaia, synaxarion of Constantinople
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)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
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