Byzantine Philosophy and Its Ancient Sources


Byzantine philosophy is an almost unexplored field. Being regarded either as mere scholars or as primarily religious thinkers, Byzantine philosophers have not been studied on their own philosophical merit. The eleven contributions in this volume, which cover most periods of Byzantine culture from the 4th to the 15th century, for the first time systematically investigate the response of the Byzantines to their inheritance from ancient philosophy to uncover the distinctive character of Byzantine thought.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Katerina Ierodiakonou
  • Sten Ebbesen
  • Paul Kalligas
  • Dominic O'meara
  • Michael Frede
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002