The Slavic Akathistos Hymn

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Gove A.F.

The Slavic Akathistos Hymn

Poetic Elements of the Byzantine Text and Its Old Church Slavonic Translation

Verlag Otto Sagner, München (Germany) 2012

Scheda a cura di: Gove A. F.

Series: Slavistische Beitr├Ąge, Vol. 224


This work offers a detailed analysis of the Slavic translation of a sixth-century Greek liturgical poem that is representative of the poetic genius of the best of the Byzantine melodes. The immediate goal has been to discover to what degree the poetic elements of the original text were reproduced in the translation. The analysis illuminates the question of the quality of the Slavic translations of Byzantine liturgical hymns.