HARVARD EARLY MODERN AND MODERN GREEK LIBRARY
Cover: Selected Writings, from Harvard University PressCover: Selected Writings in HARDCOVER

Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Library 4

Selected Writings

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780983532248

Publication Date: 10/08/2019

Text

200 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

Harvard University Department of the Classics > Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Library

World, subsidiary rights restricted

Writers and scholars, from the early nineteenth century to the present day, never cease to be intrigued by the life and work of Konstantinos Dapontes (1713–1784), a curious and captivating individual who left a lasting mark on the cultural landscape of the Greek-speaking world in the eighteenth century. One of the most prolific writers of his time, with over nineteen volumes to his name (and a number of neglected manuscripts in libraries and monasteries in Greece and elsewhere), Dapontes was also one of the few individuals who recorded his adventurous life in a systematic and surprisingly detailed fashion, and in doing so he bequeathed to his readers an abundance of autobiographical and confessional writings—a rare genre for this period of Greek culture.

This book offers an English rendition of Dapontes’s idiosyncratic poem “Canon of Hymns Comprising Many Exceptional Things,” and selected passages from other important works of his, including Mirror of Women, “Geographical History,” and Letters on Pride and the Vanity of Human Life. The translation is accompanied by notes and a detailed introduction to Dapontes’s life and work, which provides the first systematic presentation of this significant Greek author to a broad audience of scholars and general readers.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Cover: A Theory of Justice: Original Edition, by John Rawls, from Harvard University Press

John Rawls: Speaking in a Shared Political Language

On the occasion of the anniversary of the publication of A Theory of Justice, Andrius Gališanka, author of John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice, reflects on some of Rawls’s ideas on moral and political reasoning