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Kassia’s hymnography in the light of patristic sources and earlier hymnographical works

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Author(s): Simić Kosta

Journal: Zbornik Radova Vizantološkog Instituta
ISSN 0584-9888

Volume: 2011;
Issue: 48;
Start page: 7;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Kassia | hymnography | patristic sources

ABSTRACT
This paper examines Kassia’s use of patristic sources and earlier hymnography in some of her authentic poetic works. Her use of the sources is scrutinized in relation to three main themes developed in her poetry: a) the imperial theme, b) the anti-iconoclastic polemic, and c) the ascetic ideal of life according to nature.
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