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Teodora Prodromosa „Przygody Rodante i Dosyklesa”
"The Adventures of Rhodanthe and Dosikles" by Theodor Prodromos

Author(s): Marcin Cyrulski
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Novel, Greek Literature, Rhetoric
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Byzantium; Byzantine novel; romance; Theodore Prodromos; Rhodanthe and Dosikles; Byzantine Literature
Summary/Abstract: At the court of Komnenoi, in the twelfth century only four novels (romances) were written. One of these was Rhodanthe and Dosikles by Theodor Prodromos, the first novel since eighth hundred years. The author was the most famous poet of his time and he wrote numerous secular and religious works. Prodromos’ Rhodanthe and Dosikles consists of nine books in which the author describes, in the realities of ancient Greece, the adventures of two young beloveds. Rhodanthe and Dosikles were captured by pirates, imprisoned and separated, but in the end they meet again. Behind the trivial tale there is a work full of rhetoric art and full of allusion to the twelfth century Byzantium.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3942-9
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3941-2
  • Page Count: 202
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish