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"A realized and interesting ebook" - D. M. Nichol, instances greater academic complement "Amazingly wealthy in information...it offers a magisterial evaluate of a box of curiosity to the classicist and the Renaissance student in addition to to the professed Byzantinist and may take its position as a vintage advent to the highbrow global of the Greek center Ages." - Robert Browning, instances Literary complement Classical Greek literature survives to be learn at the present time principally as the Byzantines preserved it. The copies they transcribed through hand now belong to libraries in areas as a long way aside as manhattan and Erevan, Leningrad and Mount Sinai. the upkeep of this type of corpus of literature in an age which had no printing press required a excessive measure of enthusiasm and talent. during his examine Nigel Wilson has tested not just the severe operations of Byzantine students and the essays they wrote approximately historic authors yet numerous hundred manuscripts copied via a variety of periods of readers. students of Byzantium used to be the 1st severe examine of the makes an attempt of expert males to maintain Classical Greek texts and observe to them the tools of scholarship built within the historical global.

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