By Antony Littlewood, Henry Maguire, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
In basic terms within the final decade has a lot critical realization been paid to the Byzantine backyard, so oblique is the mass of knowledge, either in literature and the visible arts, that's to be had for students. Byzantine backyard tradition, in accordance with papers introduced at a colloquium at Dumbarton Oaks, is the 1st e-book dedicated to the topic.
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In the book of Genesis (2:10–14) the four rivers of paradise are identiﬁed as Phison, Gehon, Tigris, and Euphrates. The most important feature of these rivers, as they were visualized by Early Christian commentators, was that they brought the blessings of paradise to mortals by ﬂowing out of paradise into the inhabited world as its four major rivers. , Severian of Gabala, De mundi creatione, Oratio V, 5; PG 56: 478. Wolska-Conus, Topographie chrétienne, vol. 1, SC 141 (Paris, 1968), 401. Ephrem Syrus: J.
13 There is an amusing satire upon these paradisal descriptions in the Timarion, which was composed in the twelfth century. Here the protagonist visits the Elysian ﬁelds and ﬁnds a place without seasons, where spring never fades and fruit is ripe all through the year. 14 5 Gen. 2:9. Vatican, ms. gr. 699, fol. 40v; C. Stornajolo, Le miniature della Topograﬁa Cristiana di Cosma Indicopleuste, codice vaticano greco 699, Codices e Vaticanis selecti 10 (Milan, 1908), 26, pl. 7. The map is also preserved in the 11th-century Florence, Laurenziana ms.
28 C. Mango, “Antique Statuary and Its Byzantine Beholder,” DOP 17 (1963): 59. 29 Cf. O. Grabar, ODB, 2:1019. 30 W. 2 (1981): 596. 31 Kazhdan and Cutler, “Continuity and Discontinuity,” 463. 32 Cf. -M. Talbot, “Byzantine Monastic Horticulture: The Textual Evidence,” in this volume. 10 Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn For a systematic study of Byzantine garden culture the list of questions to be addressed can be enlarged. A few more of these questions illustrate the point. Did the Byzantine garden ever exist?
Byzantine Garden Culture by Antony Littlewood, Henry Maguire, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn