Upon the successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- identify the figure (life – work – teaching) of Anastasios Gordios.
- comprehend the methodology of approaching the theological texts and their hermeneutical innovations, such as those which took shape during the Post-Byzantine period.
- gather information about the education of the period.
- offer commentary on basic historical themes of daily life, factually and linguistically.
- delve into the hermeneutical and theological approach of the significance of secular expressions of Gordios’s body of written work.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of this course is for the students to acquire special knowledge about the distinguished figure Anastasios Gordios (1654/5-1729) and his written work.
By studying his writing, the students will encounter the religious folk-vernacular of the era, as well as the author’s way of thinking and hermeneutical innovations.
Gordios’s personality, written work, and profound epistolography constitute important historical assets with timeless significance stretching even to the present day.
1. The life of the hieromonk scholar Anastasios Gordios.
2. The impression of his thought, knowledge, and writings. His general body of written work.
3. His secular writing.
4. His theological writing.
5. His contribution to the field of Education and to the foundation of the Highest School of Aitoliko. A reference to the teachers and courses.
6. Anastasios Gordios as a transmitter of the longstanding tradition of Byzantine literature as a biographer.
7. Anastasios Gordios: A reading of indicative texts from his work “On Mohammed” and a commentary on his theological, historical, and Ancient Greek references.
8. A reading of indicative texts from his work: “Against the Latins” and a commentary on his theological, historical, and Ancient Greek references.
9. Presentation of essays.
10. Presentation of essays.
11. a) Epistolography as a type of registry.
b) A reference to letter-writers of the period. A brief thematic presentation of 669 epistles written by Gordios.
12. A reading of indicative epistles and a commentary on his theological, historical, and Ancient Greek references.
13. Presentation of essays.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΑΣΤΕΡΙΟΣ ΑΡΓΥΡΙΟΥ, (έκδ.) Αναστάσιος Γόρδιος, Περί Μωάμεθ καί κατά Λατείνων Σύγγραμμα, [COLLECTA ACADEMIA XXX],'εκδ. ΟSTRACON, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018.
Additional bibliography for study
ΚΑΡΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ Χ., - ΚΟΛΙΑ Ι., (εκδ.) Αναστάσιος Γόρδιος, Αλληλογραφία (1675-1728), [Ακαδημία Αθηνών, τόμ. Α΄ - Β΄, Κέντρο Ερεύνης του Μεσαιωνικού και Νέου Ελληνισμού], Αθήνα 2011.