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How did the architectural idea inherited from antiquity become a home for the Christian God, what did Byzantine architecture give to world culture, what can be seen as its fruits today? The logic and spirit of the valuable, in some cases miraculously preserved monuments of the Eastern Roman Empire is explained by Svetlana Maltseva, lecturer […]
The Byzantine authors just imitated the classical ones, without creating anything original. Their literature is a crooked mirror, where you can’t get to the facts through parables. The Christian Empire had no sense of humour; each text was a theological preachment. We refute these and other stereotypes in a new episode of our podcast — […]
How did philosophy and religion meet in Byzantium? How did ancient ideas about beauty and virtue flow into Christian ethics? And how did Socratic “trolling” become the ground for heresies? A new video on the musicAeterna digital platform features a lecture on “meetings at highest level” in the intellectual life of the Eastern Roman Empire, […]
Today, we offer you to watch the recording of the first event in the large “Byzantine Gifts” educational cycle — a roundtable discussion of the Hagia Sophia cathedral.
The “Byzantine Gifts” project The new season is going to begin on September 17 with a cultural and educational project focused on Byzantine culture. The cycle of lectures and roundtable discussions will cover the Byzantine legacy in its entirety, from religion to music and architecture. The events are scheduled to happen twice a month. Moderated […]